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Deportation to Torture

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June 13, 2007

We, along with the ACLU of Pennsylvania, have been blogging about the plight of Sameh Khouzam for a while now, but Immigrants’ Rights staff attorney Amrit Singh is getting the message out to an even larger audience with her blog post on this morning:

The Department of Homeland Security is trying to do an end-run around the law by putting Sameh Khouzam on a plane to Egypt based on a fingers-crossed promise. But there is scant evidence that “diplomatic assurances” will protect Sameh…Accepting promises from countries like Syria and Egypt, who maintain full and active torture chambers, is tantamount to closing one’s eyes to acts of torture.

You can learn more about Sameh and find information on how to call, email or fax an appeal to local and federal government officials on his behalf, at

And you can help restore America’s core values of freedom and fairness by joining the ACLU and other human rights groups on June 26, 2007, in Washington, D.C. for the Day of Action to Restore Law and Justice.

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