Bro. bigdaddiej posted this in the PP/POW forum but i also wanted to post it here because it is CRUCIAL that this Bro. have his wife with him at this time to support and advocate for him!!! We are all scrimping and scratching, i know, but please respond to this however you are able, this is very necessary!! This type of request is not normal and should not be taken lightly!
FULL INFO ON BRO. BASHIR HAMEED IS IN THE PP/POW FORUM, CHECK IT!
June 26, 2008
NATIONAL JERICHO URGENT CAMPAIGN!
Re: BASHIR HAMEED – HELP HIS WIFE VISIT HIM
To all Jericho chapters, allies and friends:
As you probably know, the health situation of political prisoner and former Black Panther Party member Bashir Hameed (s/n James York) is in crisis. As of June 25, Bashir had significant/visible blood in the urine and was told by the prison physician assistant at Comstock that he'd be sent to see a doctor today. Bashir, who had a coronary bypass operation about 18 months ago, has also had blood in his stool and has not received the colonoscopy he was scheduled for. Furthermore, Bashir's niece, Courtney York MD, saw him last week and was quite alarmed by the ongoing denial of adequate medical care for him. Efforts are underway to intensify the campaign for adequate medical treatment and transfer to a prison where he will receive better care. Bashir's wife Florence, who lives in Texas, is now planning to travel to New York in order to be near him. Florence is in need of financial support to make this trip, rent a car and secure a place to stay.
After receiving calls and making calls to several Jericho folks and old-time comrades of Bashir's, we (National Jericho's co-chairs) are asking folks to help Florence Walker (Mrs. Bashir Hameed) by contributing whatever $$ you can to the kitty. We want to lighten as much of her $$ burden as possible. If you can do this with "urgency," as we don't want to take any chances procrastinating around Bashir's condition, folks can send a check to:
Note/memo: For Mrs. Bashir Hameed
You can address it to:
c/o Yasmin Sutton
112-50 Northern Blvd. # 2D
Corona, NY 11368
Yasmin is a long-time comrade of Bashir's from the Corona branch of the Black Panther Party who works closely with Jericho and for Bashir for years. She will be able to deliver checks to Florence immediately due to the fact that Florence will be in New York. Yasmin will also keep a copy and total of all checks sent for records.
Under pressure, we will come through for our Freedom Fighter. We are coming through NOW.
FREE ALL POLITICAL PRISONERS
SUPPORT FLORENCE'S JOURNEY TO COMSTOCK PRISON
A QUICK AND SAFE RECOVERY FOR BASHIR HAMEED
Ashanti Alston & Kazi Toure
Co-chairs, National Jericho Amnesty Movement
522 Valencia Street
San Francisco, CA 94110