August 6, 2004
Raw-food prisoner looks like 'Holocaust victim'
Tre Arrow, who has been wasting away in a pretrial centre
because prison authorities refused to provide the raw food he
insists on, has been reduced to little more than skin and bone, his lawyer,
Rudolf Kischer, said yesterday.
"He looks like a Holocaust victim," Mr. Kischer said. "When he
took his shirt off, I was almost sick. It was horrifying."
Mr. Arrow, wanted in the United States on charges of setting
fire to logging and cement trucks, is now receiving raw food on doctor's
orders as he recovers in the prison hospital.
Mr. Kischer said authorities have not let up on his client
though. "His foot is shackled to the bed. The ankle looks like a chicken
bone. The whole thing is absolutely unbelievable.
Please contact the Canadian Solicitor General, we need to keep
the pressure on and insist that prison authorities remove the shackles, return
Tre to general population, and that Tre be provided a diet on conscience to
sustain him, not just to get him back in his feet
Here is his contact info. Honourable Rich Coleman
Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General
Web site: www.richcolemanmla.bc.ca
Phone: 250 356-7717
Fax: 250 356-8270
Mail: PO Box 9053
STN PROV GOVT