[UFO Chicago] Newsflash! Sklyarov Denied Access To Russian Consul

Nate Riffe inkblot@geocities.com
Thu, 19 Jul 2001 20:31:12 -0500 (CDT)

On Thu, 19 Jul 2001, Peter A. Peterson II wrote:

> In case you dont know about this, here's a link:
> http://www.wired.com/news/politics/0,1283,45342,00.html
> And some more information:
> ----- Forwarded message from Bill Scannell <bill@scannell.org> -----
> I just got off the telephone with Vladimir Katalov.
> Katalov informs me that the Russian embassy has been denied access to
> Dmitry Sklyarov, a flagrant violation of international law.  No
> Russian consular official has spoken to Sklyarov since his detention
> earlier this week.
> In addition, Sklyarov's wife and two children have not heard from
> their husband and father since his arrest.  They are understandably
> worried sick for his safety.
> It is believed Dmitry Sklyarov is being held in solitary confinement.
> As an American who honorably served in the armed forces,  I am ashamed
> for the actions of my government.  This cannot stand.
> Telephone numbers:
> US State Department: 1-202-647-6575
> Russian Embassy: 1-202-298-5700
> Russian Consul (SF) 1-415928-6878
> Call.  Get your friends to call.  Call again.

On the State Department phone service, press '3' to register an opinion of
U.S. Foreign Policy and press '1' to begin recording.

Here's a cut 'n' paste message for the State Department:

Hi my name is _____, and I am a U.S. Citizen.  I am calling with respect
to the Russian citizen Dmitry Sklyarov, who is being held by U.S. law
enforcement.  I have learned that Mr. Sklyarov has not been allowed to
speak with Russian consulars, and as a U.S. citizen, I find this
despicable and cowardly.  I would like to remind the State Department that
this is the same treatment that was given to U.S. citizens by the nation
of Iran in 1979.  Thank you.  Good bye.

> Please disseminate this information as widely as possible.
> -Bill
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> ----- End forwarded message -----


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