Following his April 26th immigration bail hearing, at which bail was denied,
Tre made the difficult decision to end his 45 day fast. He had been fasting
to protest his incarceration, as a token of solidarity to all those suffering
as a result of unequal food distribution, and to protest the lack of justice
within the judicial system.
At great personal expense to his health and well-being he was able to focus
attention on these issues and galvanize support for political prisoners in
both Canada and the U.S. But however transcendent his spirit, his body is
human, and after 45 days of fasting he understood that in order to continue
to defend Earth mother he would need to sustain that human body.
On April 27th he began ingesting fruits and vegetables, although he has ended
his fast, he has not ~and will not~ back away from his commitment to being a
raw food vegan, as this is a critical part of his spiritual beliefs and
personal code of ethics. The jail initially accomadated his attornys request
for an all fruit and vegetable diet, but are not withholding these foods and
insisting he eat a "vegetarian diet" of grilled cheese and Tang. THIS IS A
HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATION This is absolutely unexceptable.
QUITE SIMPLY: IF WE DONT DO SOMETHING HE WILL DIE. The jail
believes they have isolated Tre by keeping him in "lockdown" with no access
to the phone, writing materials or the outside ~his only contact with the
outside world is brief visits from local friends. WE MUST LET FRASER
CORRECTIONS CENTER KNOW THAT THE WHOLE WORLD IS WATCHING!!!
Please take a moment on Monday to call or fax this despotic institution and express your
outrage! Demand that they cease and despite the Lock Down conditions and
allow Tre a diet in accordance with his beliefs: all he is asking for is raw
fruits and vegetable for goodness sake! IF YOU SEND A FAX,
PLEASE FOLLOW UP BY SNAIL-MAILING YOUR FAXED MESSAGE TO THEM: WE NEED TO
BOMBARD THEM WITH OUR OUTRAGE!!
North Fraser Pretrial Centre
Phone: (604) 468-3500
Fax: (604) 468-3556
Also please hold Tre in the Light, he is in lock down, in solitary, 23 hours a day he needs all our possitive attention and actions NOW.