(T)he situation in Hutto is poor, and the conditions of detention are the subject of a lawsuit launched this week by the American Civil Liberties Union. 9-year-old Kevin Yourdkhani is suffering from a painful eye infection, eczema and what appears to be either a very bad a cold or flu. He also suffers severe asthma which is complicated by the poor conditions at Hutto.
Annamarie's got the whole press release.
The Merkan gummint is sayin' that the claim the daddy'll be tortured if they send 'em back to Iran is a believable claim --
The Canadian lawyer for 9-Year-old Kevin Yourdkhani — a Canadian citizen currently detained over a month in a Texas immigration jail along with his Iranian-born parents — revealed today that the U.S. Government agrees with the assessment of Amnesty International that the family faces a credible risk of persecution or torture if deported to Iran.
“The Canadian government now has TWO separate assessments, both showing that the history of past torture and persecution in Iran told by the Yourdkhani/Alibegi family is credible, and that return to Iran is not a viable option. One comes from the US government, the other from Amnesty International,” says lawyer Andrew Brouwer, who is retained by the family.
If yer concerned about the fate an' health of Kevin, yer fellow Canajun, write to Diane Finley an' tell her to stand up fer Canajun rights an' fer human decency an' get that little boy outta jail before he gets sicker or worse.
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