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David Gilbert

American radical organizer, author and prisoner David Gilbert was a founding member of Columbia University Students for a Democratic Society and member of The Weather Underground Organization. Following ten years underground he was arrested with members of the Black Liberation Army and other radicals following a botched armored car robbery in 1981. He is now a well-known prisoner serving time in upstate New York.

Personal Background

Virgin Island 3

The Virgin Island Five (aka Fountain Valley Five) are group of activists wrongly convicted of murdering eight people at the Rockefeller-owned golf course in St. Croix. They were all in their early twenties when they were rounded up with hundreds of others and forced confessions were obtained. Because now only three are held in prison, they are now referred to as the Virgin Island 3.

Background

Hanif Shabazz Bey (Beaumont Gereau)

Hanif is one of the Virgin Island 3 serving 8 consecutive life sentences after being tortured into a false confession, then wrongly imprisoned since 2001 when his sentence was vacated. He was 22 at the time of his arrest in 1972. View the previous link for more information on the case and legal efforts to free the VI3.
 

His ID# that must appear on the envelope if writing a letter is #16-001

For Commissary donations, his number is #516-1331

Jaan Karl Laaman

Jaan Karl Laaman grew up in Roxbury, MA and Buffalo, NY. His family emigrated to the US from Estonia when he was a child.

He is currently serving a 53 year prison sentence for his role in the bombings of United States government buildings while a member of the United Freedom Front, an American leftist group which robbed banks, bombed buildings, and attacked law enforcement officers in the 1980s.

Political Life

Abdul Azeez (Warren Ballentine)

Abdul is one of the Virgin Island Five serving 8 consecutive life sentences after being tortured into a false confession then wrongly imprisoned since 2001 when his sentence was vacated. He was 23 at the time of his arrest in 1972.

Note: His ID# that must appear on the envelope if writing a letter is #16-047

For Commissary his number is #516-1422

 

In order to send Warren Ballantine/Abdul Azeez money you must be on his visiting list or send him your Social Security # for his commissary file.

Abdelhaleem Ashqar, Dr.

A Palestinian nationalist who has fought for the liberation both in Palestine and here in the US.  Jurors acquitted Ashqar of racketeering conspiracy, but was still sentenced to 11 years and 3 months in prison for refusing to testify before a grand jury that was investigating money-laundering and non-profits funding “terrorist” organizations.  These charges are broad sweeping and are the same types of charges being brought against Dr. Dhafir.  He was released on June 13, 2017.

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