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Raw-food prisoner looks like 'Holocaust victim'

From the www.trearrow.org web site:

Update as of Friday, August 5, 2004
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

E-mail:  rich.coleman.mla@leg.bc.ca

Web site: www.richcolemanmla.bc.ca

Phone: 250 356-7717

Fax: 250 356-8270

Mail: PO Box 9053


Victoria BC

V8W 9E2