Monday, October 12, 2009
Please Release Bobby
I have known Bobby as a friend since when we were attending Primary School in Bonapriso Douala in the late 70s. I have never known him to be involved in any crime. But just because he is accused of overstaying his visa; a charge he has not been given a day in court to prove his case, does not make him an ardent criminal to be treated this way. Look at his eye as the picture speaks a thousand words! He was lucky to still be seeing as his eye was almost popped out when he was jailed with criminals. I do question the decision of the judges to still hold him in that jail. He has a wife (with no job) who just put to birth. Bobby has been an exemplary guy who only minds his business of serving people and treating everyone right.
Bobby is not a criminal in the sense of a thief, murderer, adulterer, swindler or terrorist. Even terrorists who threaten the lives of American citizens have never been treated this way. Show me any terrorists in Quantanamo Bay with this eye. Show me any terrorist on American soil; I mean those inflicting untold pain and suffering to the American people with his eye. Hellas, here is a man who only works and struggles to contribute to the progress of this country in an attempt to partake in the American Dream subjected to this nefarious treatment. Shouldn’t America be number one to defend human rights?
My friend, if you have never signed a petition for an immigrant; think about this guy and sign this one. Should he be going through all of this just because he is illegal? Shouldn’t he be compensated for his damaged eye? I mean this is a permanent damage. Is this the modified American Dream? I am appalled by this treatment and do urge people of good fate, to sign the petition requesting the immigration authorities to release this guy.
Please in God’s name release the young man.
Until then, may God be our judge!
Prince & PA Hamilton Ayuk.
“Bonyfish beware because the same net that caught the jawless fish, caught the cartilaginous fish” (Hamilton Ayuk).
Beware earthly paradise seekers because there is a serpent in every paradise"(Hamilton Ayuk).
Idle people write, idler people read, and idlest people read and whine that idle people are taking their time (Hamilton Ayuk).
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