December 20th was the one year anniversary since Tariq Mehanna’s unjust conviction.
Tariq took a stand against the most powerful government in the world, and they couldn’t break him. They couldn’t make him become an informant, though they tried hard. They couldn’t make him take a plea deal, though it would reduce his sentence down to under a decade. They couldn’t make him express regret during his sentencing. Facing a potential life in prison, Tariq instead unflinchingly indicted the US government for its rampant colonialism, imperialism, and war crimes. Nothing the government offered Tariq could make him turn his back on his convictions or his community.
Tariq Mehanna (# 05315-748) Terre Haute CMU P.O. Box 33 Terre Haute, IN 47808