Political Prisoner Radio – The politics of torture

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Tune in for an hour of news and information related to US held political prisoners and prisoners of war.

Late last week it came to light that the prominent psychologists outside of the CIA shielded the program when the CIA’s own health professionals repeatedly criticized the torture involved in that agency’s post-Sept. 11 so-called interrogation program. As this news comes out, where are the health professionals on the torture of solitary confinement in US prisons? Many political prisoners have been held in solitary confinement for decades although the international community views it as torture.

Palestinian Political Prisoner Rasmea Odeh was “sentenced to eighteen months in prison and a fine of one thousand dollars for lying on an immigration and citizenship application.” The Federal prosecutor in the case used a confession Rasmea Odeh made in a 1969 “terrorism” conviction in an Israeli military court to prove she lied on her US immigration application by failing to disclose it. Odeh maintains that the confession was false and she only gave it after weeks of torture and sexual assault by the Israelis. She is appealing her conviction and remains free on bond.

Artist/activist Brandan “Bmike” Odums recently created a large mural to bring attention to Albert Woodfox’s plight. Woodfox is one of the prisoners known as the Angola 3, he is the last remaining member behind bars after being wrongfully convicted of the murder of a prison guard in the 1970s. The three men, Woodfox, Robert King and Herman Wallace started a prison chapter of the Black Panther Party and organized prisoners to stand up for their human rights.

Family and advocates want supporters of former Black Panther member Robert Seth Hayes to continue to call in for his health campaign. Get details from our pinned post on our Facebook page Political Prisoner Radio.

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