Ali Zew: Letter to the Rt. Hon. Clare Short MP
regarding Dr Idrees Bofaed
The Rt. Hon. Clare Short MP
HOUSE OF infoMONS
London SW1A 0AA
1st December 2006
Dear Ms Short
DR IDREES BOUFAYED
I am writing to you with the express
hope that you may feel able to bring your considerable political knowledge,
experience and international reputation to bear in assisting to locate and
free Dr Idrees Boufayed.
As at today’s date, 1st December
2006, he has been held in Tripoli for twenty seven days without contact or
charge. We know from sources within Libya that during the past two weeks he
has been moved from one prison to a ‘mental institution’ that is notorious for
its practice of torture, and then returned to yet another prison in Tripoli.
These actions have given rise to a greater degree of concern for his
well-being, if not his life, than existed before.
As you will see from the attached
article, Dr Boufayed is a peaceful, non-violent, humanitarian physician whose
infopassion for his fellow man knows no bounds. His actions towards his fellow
Libyans should be praised by Colonel Gadhafi rather than be seen as a threat.
Unfortunately, with the current
situation in the Middle East, it is all too easy to forget that atrocities are
being infomitted in Libya under a regime that is both menacing and oppressive.
I have sent this article to various
newspapers / journals / human rights organizations and web-sites throughout
the world in the hope that they will publish these articles, thereby bringing
the plight of Dr Boufayed, and many others, to the attention of a wider
audience with the hope that someone, somewhere will be able to tell us what is
I am also sending this letter, and
article, to other prominent International Statesmen, again, in the hope that
they too may be able to help free Dr Boufayed.
Any assistance, or advice, that you
are able to render would be greatly appreciated.