More help needed - Iron Thunderhorse -PLEASE READ

Angeldreams

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I am forwarding this letter from Ruth Thunderhorse to everyone - Iron needs our help more than ever now so please everyone, make sure that you have signed the petition and WRITE to your Senators, TDCJ, and everyone who you think may be able to help and bring pressure to bear. If anyone knows of a way we can increase the publicity and get to the general media please let me know.

I am sure that the majority of decent Godfearing Americans have no idea what is happening within their own government - TDCJ is FLAUNTING THE LAW COURTS, CIVIL RIGHTS AND HUMAN RIGHTS laws - things we each and every one of us have the RIGHT to expect as part of our daily lives. Justice is being corrupted by the very people we expect to receive it from. This has to be brought to the attention of the general public in America.

For those of us who live on the other side of the world, this still has far reaching consequences. Iron is not being allowed the everyday things he needs to make his life at least bearable. If they continue to withold his glasses and UV shields this is nothing short of TORTURE - he is suffering constant pain because of the effect of light on his eyes. The Geneva Convention has rules governing the treatment of prisoners - an animal would not be allowed to be treated the way the so called department of Criminal Justice is continuing to treat an elderly, disabled and almost blind man. Iron's sentence was OVERTURNED - why is he still kept in custody? Foir the love of whatever God you follow, please keep writing to everyone who could make a difference. If anyone has not got a list of people to contact, please let me know and I will pass it on to you.

Mitakuye Oyasin (We are all related)

Lynne



Letter from Ruth received 30th October



TO THE ABOVE-NAMED AND ALL UNDISCLOSED FRIENDS AND
FAMILY, WONKUM (GREETINGS)!

I hope this finds you well and in good spirits.
It is with great excitement that I learn what is being
done in France to try to obtain justice and protection
from torture for my husband, Iron Thunderhorse.

Most of you are aware that Iron sent a
letter-petition to the United Nations Working Group on
Human Rights a few weeks ago. Most of you have seen
"The Torture of Chief Iron Thunderhorse" written by
Tom Big Warrior Watts, which is on many websites and
can be easily found by doing a Google Search on "Iron
Thunderhorse." Many of you have signed the petition
set up by the Unified Veterans Coalition, protesting
the abuse and asking for clemency (as you, of course,
know, my husband was wrongfully convicted and even won
an overturning of the sentence for which TDCJ now
shows). IF YOU HAVE NOT YET SIGNED THE PETITION,
PLEASE DO SO. This, too, can be found on the Google
Search.

I was permitted to see my husband on the 15th and
he is not the same man he was before the Polunsky
officers instigated the racially-motivated,
unprovoked, and premeditated attack on June 7. He
remains in excruciating pain due to the destruction of
his glasses and UV shields by ranking officers. His
legal work continues to be hindered by the
confiscation of his typewriter on May 18 and by the
commissary restriction which limits postage stamps,
whereas his lack of glasses and lack of typewriter
makes it necessary for his to write with big letters
in order to see it and results in more postage
necessary in order to respond to the court as
required.
Also after June 7 Polunsky denied my husband the use
of handicapped mail stickers (for postage) which he
had used for over a year prior to that time.

TDCJ also hampers legal proceedings by delaying every
letter from Iron to me and some from me to Iron in
which there is information relevant to the litigation.
I sent Iron a self-addressed stamped envelope for
priority mail in which to send legal documents to me
to copy and mail to AG and the court, but, although he
is entitled to one SASE per time period and has had
none, he was denied this $3.95 postage on a SASE.
Neither has the envelope with the stamp been returned
to me.

As you have been informed, the warden still refuses to
permit me to send in "freeworld" glasses with the same
prescription as those destroyed by the ranking
officers on June 7, nor will he even permit my husband
to purchase reading glasses and sunglasses to help him
see and to reduce the excruciating pain caused by the
OC pepper spray June 7 and caused by the bright light
of day now forced upon his extremely light-sensitive
eyes by the destruction of his tinted glasses and UV
shields. PLUS the wardens refusal to expedite TDCJ's
replacement or permit him to buy sun glasses or permit
me to have them sent in.

As you can see from the scenario, Iron's life is in
danger. Just this week he sent me an SOS letter
because he had been without his blood pressure meds
for days. He had been taking this medication twice a
day for 20 years. Iron was in such distress
physically that his letter to me was dated October 27,
the same day I received it (impossible) and the copy
of the letter he had written to Dr. Zond about the
meds was dated November 25. THESE ARE MISTAKES THAT
MY HUSBAND NEVER MAKES. This worried me and the
medical staff promised me that he now has his meds.
Helga, a new friend in TX, has called a health care
person to go out and check to be sure Iron has his
meds. I won't know until I see him what really
happened.

Since all of this retaliation and all these hate
crimes (too numerous to detail here) began AFTER the
evidentiary hearing and it has all been geared to
either destroy his life or his vision and to impede
the litigation, we do not believe that any transfer to
any other TDCJ unit will result in any degree of
safety.

Although my husband did submit a written
Life-Endangerment request May 30 - over a week before
the June 7 attack on him, the request to be transfered
to a safe place because his life was in danger was
ignored until after the June 7 attack and then, as I
understand it, refused because the threat on his life
came from ranking officers. TDCJ is apparently
violating their own rules of conduct. IRON NEEDS TO
BE MOVED OUT OF TDCJ.

Therefore, we mailed out on October 18 a campaign
strategy hoping to get Iron moved out of TDCJ and into
either a federal prison, a Canadian prison (since he
lived in Canada as a child), or another state prison,
such as Indiana, where my house awaits our return.

ANYTHING ANYBODY CAN DO TO HELP PROTECT MY HUSBAND'S
LIFE, TO HELP GET HIM MOVED; ANY SUGGESTIONS WOULD BE
APPRECIATED.

PLEASE CONTINUE TO PRAY AND SEND LETTERS OF SUPPORT TO
MY HUSBAND. THE EXCRUCIATING PAIN IS GETTING HIM DOWN
PHYSICALLY AND I AM GREATLY CONCERNED ABOUT HIS BEING
ABLE TO SURVIVE THIS TORTURE AND DEPRIVATION OF HUMAN
RIGHTS MUCH LONGER.

IF THE WORLD LOSES IRON THUNDERHORSE, THEY HAVE LOST A
WALKING ENCYCLOPEDIA OF INFORMATION ABOUT HISTORY,
CULTURE, AND LANGUAGE OF NATIVE AMERICA AS WELL AS A
HUMAN RIGHTS ACTIVIST WHO HAS SACRIFICED HIS HEALTH
AND WELL-BEING TO MAKE THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE. THE
WORLD CANNOT AFFORD TO LOSE A MAN OF HIS CAPABILITY
AND INTEGRITY OF CHARACTER.

His wife is devastated by what TDCJ is doing to my
husband. I see with my own eyes how his letters have
changed and how his health is failing under this
abuse.

So I express my deepest appreciation to Jean-Luc for
what he has done and to all of our friends and family
for what you have done and continue to do.

I will also forward to friends and family some legal
information put together by a paralegal in Jean-Luc's
organization to help you know more about the legal
ramifications of what the Polunsky ranking officers
and their superiors have done to my beloved husband.

WANISHI (MAY YOUR PATH BE BEAUTIFUL),
Ruth Thunderhorse
 
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