[ACTION] Please Reverse Eljvir Duka’s transfer to ADX Florence
August 27, 2014   By:    action, Eljvir Duka   Comments are off   //   944 Views

Petitioning Charles E. Samuels, Jr. Director 

 Petition by

Muslim-Legal FundMuslim-Legal Fund

 Richardson, TX

Eljvir Duka 61282-066 was convicted of crimes he did not commit in a trial involving an unprecedented preemptive prosecution.

While passing time in the controversial Communication Management Unit (CMU) in Terre Haute, Indiana, he started to free-style rap — as he and many other inmates often do. His rap apparently offended someone, for which Eljvir promptly apologized and said that he did not mean to offend anyone. Prison officials threw him into solitary confinement anyway, without any disciplinary charge.

Eljvir spent more than nine months in solitary confinement. 

Solitary confinement — especially for such extended time periods — is cruel and unusual punishment. It is detrimental to a prisoner’s mental health and well-being. Now, the Federal Bureau of Prisons is transferring Eljvir to a federal “supermax” prison in Colorado (ADX Florence) that a former warden described as being so terrible that it is “pretty close to hell.”

Eljvir is not a violent criminal and does not deserve to be placed in solitary or supermax. Please stop Eljivir Duka’s transfer to ADX Florence and return him to general population in a regular federal prison.

We are concerned that he is being treated with unusual harshness primarily because of he is a Muslim. 

According to attorney Steve Downs with the National Coalition to Protect Civil Freedoms (NCPCF):

“The Fort Dix 5 were framed by two agents provocateurs after a store clerk thought that a home video made by members of a vacationing Muslim family speaking Arabic and shooting guns at a rifle range was a terrorist cell in training. The five young men in their 20s, some with wives and children, were sentenced to life in prison plus 30 years.” (source)

To:
Charles E. Samuels, Jr. Director, Federal Bureau of Prisons, 320 First St., NW, Washington, DC 20534

Please do not transfer Eljivir Duka 61282-066 to ADX Florence. Please return him to general population in a regular federal prison. Eljvir is not a violent criminal and does not deserve to be placed in solitary or supermax.

Sincerely,
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