(Download a PDF of press release here) http://in-Isolated-Confinement.pdf
On the evening of Friday March 9th, Tim DeChristopher was summarily removed from the minimum security camp, where he has been held since September 2011, and moved into the FCI Herlong’s Special Housing Unit (SHU). Tim was informed by Lieutenant Weirich that he was being moved to the SHU because an unidentified congressman had called from Washington, DC, complaining of an email that Tim had sent to a friend.
”We firmly believe the only way Tim will be returned to the Minimum Security Camp he’s been housed in for the last
six months is to place outside pressure on elected and appointed officials in Washington DC, specifically the
Bureau of Prisons (BOP) and the members of Congress charged with overseeing the BOP. Peaceful Uprising
wishes to express their solidarity with Tim by making a national call to action, asking Tim’s supporters to call
officials at the Federal Correctional Institution in Herlong CA, the Bureau of Prisons in Washington DC, and
members of Congress that sit on the House Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security,
demanding that they immediately return Tim to the Minimum Security Camp from which he came.
It has come to our attention that William Koch entered into an antitrust settlement where his company, Gunnison Energy, and SG Interest, a Texas energy company, conspired to orchestrate the bidding at a BLM oil and gas lease auction in Colorado. They memorialized this conspiracy in a memorandum of understanding that was subsequently revealed by a whistleblower. The Department of Justice settled the matter by having each company pay a $275,000 fine, <http://www.justice.gov/atr/public/press_releases/2012/280273.htm> and allowed the conspirators to retain their successful BLM oil and gas leases. Tim’s actions stopped any such conspiracies without doing any violence or harm to anyone, and now he is in isolation at Herlong potentially for the remainder of his sentence.
This is not justice, it is political persecution. Join us in stopping it. The time for action is now.
For more details please visit: www.peacefuluprising.org or the complete blog
post at http://www.peacefuluprising.org/breaking-tim-dechristopher-placed-in-isolated-confinement-20120327
FOR YOUR ATTENTION: A press Conference with Tim DeChristopher’s Legal Defense Team will be held on the
steps of the Frank E. Moss Federal Courthouse (350 South Main Street, SLC Utah) on Thursday March 29th at