Ammon Bundy Tortured in Private Nevada Prison


John R. Houk

© May 10, 2017

 

Ammon and Ryan Bundy went to Oregon to offer moral support to the Hammond family for the unjust persecution that family received under the auspices of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). The Bundys were fresh off their own standoff at the Bundy Ranch also being persecuted by the BLM.

 

In Oregon, Ammon Bundy became the apparent leader of a bunch of Western Ranchers who occupied the Federally operated Malheur Wildlife Reserve. The Bundys and several other ranchers as well as reporter Pete Santilli were all prosecuted at the end of that standoff that resulted in the police murder of LaVoy Finicum.

 

The majority of the Oregon defendants prosecuted over the Oregon standoff – including the Bundy brothers – were found NOT GUILTY by a jury of their peers.

 

As soon as the Bundys were exonerated, they along with their father Cliven, were arrested for the Bundy Ranch standoff that took place a couple of years prior to the Oregon standoff.

 

KEEP IN MIND, no one has been found guilty in accordance to the Federal case against the Bundys. The charges against the Bundys are quite similar to the very charges juries acquitted the Bundy brothers for in Oregon.

 

Ammon Bundy has been incarcerated, but not in a jail. Rather Ammon – who is innocent until proven guilty – has been incarcerated in a private prison under third world harsh conditions.

 

Ammon Bundy has been beaten, stripped and thrown into “the hole,” a form of deplorable solitary confinement.

 

This is Ammon Bundy’s story of prison persecution when still an innocent man under the U.S. Constitution.

 

JRH 5/10/17

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Torture and Abuse of Ammon Bundy at For Profit Prison not Going Unnoticed

 

By TIM BROWN

MAY 9, 2017

Freedom Outpost

 

I have always questioned the need for prisons.  They are an unjust means of justice.  Even more so, those that are for profit utilize the system to make money and push for quotas to be fulfilled by the states.  Here is just one recent example of such abuses of prisoners.  Ammon Bundy, who became a national household name during the Bundy Ranch siege in 2014 and the protests at the Malheur Wildlife Refuge in Oregon in 2016, was tortured and abused by a guard at CCA in Pahrump Nevada last week.  Subsequently, when word got out, the guard was sent home.

 

First, take a listen to a phone call from Ammon that was recorded as he was in solitary confinement (video courtesy of Kelli Stewart).

 

Facebook VIDEO: Ammon Bundy live from Solitary confinement
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According to Bundy, he was handcuffed in a 3×3 foot shower for 13 hours, stripped naked and then thrown in the hole. This was all because he refused to allow a guard to take his shirt that was hanging off his bed, which the rules stipulate that nothing is to be hanging over the side. This was his only shirt to wear, and had it been taken, he would have not been allowed to come to breakfast.

 

Here are some photos provided by John Lamb of what these men, who have not been convicted of a crime have to endure.

 

Prisoners are constantly handcuffed and Shackled, even while being moved about throughout the prison itself. Strip searches just to be able to have video visits and many other inhumane treatments of unconvicted detainees while waiting trial.  Ammon Bundy and 18 other political prisoners in Nevada have been held for over a year and a half in these inhumane conditions while awaiting trail.

 

 

Prisoners that are kept in solitary confinement for weeks at a time are restricted with phone calls to family or even lawyer. This picture portrays a prisoner having to be on his knees while talking to his lawyer, while a guard dial the phone for him and hands it through a slot in the door, this is also were his food is passed through.

 

 

These are small cages that are a form of punishment and solitary confinement in a prison in Colorado. Being in solitary confinement doesn’t even mean you’ve been convicted of a crime, you could just be waiting on trial and violated a rule or get on a guards bad side and be put in one of these cages for up to 72 hours without sleep and the lights on constantly.

 

 

This photo gives you a small view of what a solitary confinement cell looks like in some prisons in America. But this does not do real justice to the inhumane treatment that Ammon Bundy just received in Prompt Nevada where he was kept handcuffed and naked for 13 hours with his hands behind his back in a cell that was 3 feet by 3 feet, and no food or water.

 

Stop and think about that for one moment. This is a man who has been acquitted on similar charges in Oregon that he is facing in Nevada. He has not been found guilty of any crime and yet, his rights are being abused day and night. Now, he’s being tortured and beaten.  Frankly, I’m not surprised that men are treated like animals in a society that has embraced the evolutionary nonsense that men are merely no better than brute beasts rather than those who are made in the image of God.  However, I am sickened to see it for myself, even for those who have been convicted.  This is not justice.  It is an inhumane cruelty.

 

On top of that, all of this that these men are enduring seem to be a clear violation of both the Fifth and Sixth Amendments of the US Constitution, which read:

 

No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offence to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.

 

In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the Assistance of Counsel for his defence.

 

They have been deprived of liberty and their life to some extent by sitting in this prison for profit for more than a year waiting on a “speedy and public trial.”

 

Both of Bundy’s shoulders were dislocated and he was forced to put them back in place on his own, according to his own testimony. He was then put in isolation with shackles on his bloody ankles.

 

Deb Jordan was able to visit with Ammon following the ordeal.

 

“He is painfully thin,” she wrote. “He told me that they beat him up pretty good, was sore, but was starting to gain back a little strength — He was able to raise his arms and move them about so he was gaining back a little mobility. His voice trembled sometimes and he spoke very softly .. I could tell he had a little trouble concentrating at times but otherwise he was alert and aware of his surroundings .. He was a bit pale but had color in his cheeks ..”

 

“While we were speaking they brought him his dinner and he was eatin,” she added. “I observed he had a small cut [not deep] on his wrist from the handcuffs and there was no bruising on his face or arms above his wrist that I could see. He is very weak and it is apparent he went through some major trauma not only physically but mentally.”

 

She asked for prayers for her husband and the family.

 

Supporters gathered outside the facility, which I was at to meet with Pete Santilli in January, and made calls to the sheriff in protest.

 

VIDEO: We’re marching on Nevada Southern!! The Abuse Of Prisoners Must Stop

 

Posted by Lo K

Published on May 4, 2017

 

Yesterday guards perpetrated torture and it appears attempted murder of Ammon Bundy in jail. How many more, do you care? Pick up a phone or get in the car.

Event page: facebook.com/events/817327981748535
People are gathering from across to the nation to head to Pahrump, Nevada. Make a video on your way down, share, #JustStand. The abuse of prisoners must stop.

We’re marching on Nevada Southern!! The prison torture must stop. Join, share. and can come together for peace and justice.
Today it may be them, but tomorrow it will be you.

Also – Will The Feds Turn Bundy Into A Martyr? https://redoubtnews.com/2017/05/feds-turn-bundy-martyr/

Gavin Seim for Liberty – https://www.facebook.com/callmegav/?pnref=story

March on Nevada Southern. Here’s whats going on. EVENT PAGE: facebook.com/events/817327981748535

Support Ammon’s legal team: bundydefense.com
You can support our logistics expenses if you feel inclined: callmegav.com/donate

FREE OUR PATRIOT POLITICAL PRISONERS!
STOP THE ABUSE!
God Bless America!

 

On Monday, Guerilla Media Network’s Deb Jordan informed followers on Facebook that the guard who targeted Ammon was sent home the next day and has not returned.

 

While that is good, the pressure should be maintained on the facility and the administration of that facility to ensure this guard never returns and that these men are kept safe.

 

In that vein, a petition for redress of grievance regarding the abuses at the Nevada Southern Detention Center has been set up and I encourage you to support the petition.  As of the writing of this article, there are just under 500 signatures.  I’ve put my name on it, will you do the same?  Click here to sign the petition.

 

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Ammon Bundy Tortured in Private Nevada Prison

John R. Houk

© May 10, 2017

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Torture and Abuse of Ammon Bundy at For Profit Prison not Going Unnoticed

 

About Tim Brown

 

Tim Brown is an author and Editor at FreedomOutpost.comSonsOfLibertyMedia.comGunsInTheNews.com and TheWashingtonStandard.com. He is husband to his “more precious than rubies” wife, father of 10 “mighty arrows”, jack of all trades, Christian and lover of liberty. He resides in the U.S. occupied Great State of South Carolina. Tim is also an affiliate for the Joshua Mark 5 AR/AK hybrid semi-automatic rifle. Follow Tim on Twitter.

 

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UANI Statement and Fact Sheet on Four American Hostages Left Behind in Iran Despite Deal


There is more of an issue with Obama’s Iran Nuke Deal than merely a bad deal. The other part of the issue is Obama made a deal while American citizens are rotting in an Iranian prison either on bogus charges or the offence of being a Christian in a psychoTwelver Shia nation. United Against Nuclear Iran has the tragic details.

JRH 8/15/15

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UANI Statement and Fact Sheet on Four American Hostages Left Behind in Iran Despite Deal

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August 14, 2015
Phone: (212) 922-0063
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First Ad of Renewed UANI Campaign Highlights American Hostages’ Plight

On Tuesday, August 11, United Against Nuclear Iran (UANI) resumed its multi-million-dollar campaign to educate Americans on the Iran nuclear agreement’s defects with an ad entitled “Leave No Man Behind.” The ad focuses on one of the most glaring flaws in the deal–the continued captivity in Iran of four U.S. hostages:

  •  Washington Post correspondent Jason Rezaian (1+ year / 389 days in prison)
  •  Pastor Saeed Abedini (3+ years / 1,123 days in prison)
  •  Marine veteran Amir Hekmati (3+ years / 1,447 days in prison)
  •  Former FBI agent Robert Levinson (8+ years / 3,081 days missing)

“Even if the agreement was successful in establishing a permanent and verifiable check on Iranian nuclear ambitions the failure to secure the release of American hostages held in Iran is unacceptable,” said UANI CEO Mark D. Wallace, former U.S. ambassador to the U.N. and UANI Chairman Joseph I. Lieberman, former U.S. senator from Connecticut. “The American people should consider whether any potential limited and short-term benefits are worth the heavy costs of this agreement–including leaving four Americans behind in Iran.”

Three of the four American hostages are imprisoned by the Iranian regime on trumped-up charges. All four reportedly have been subjected to physical and psychological torture, including forced confessions, extended solitary confinement, and beatings.

Please learn more about the unjust, inhumane captivity of these four Americans below:

Jason Rezaian (age 39), The Washington Post bureau chief in Tehran, has been detained in the country since the summer of 2014. On July 22, 2014, Iranian security forces raided the home of Rezaian and his wife Yeganeh Salehi, seized laptops and documents and detained the couple. While Salehi, an Iranian national, was released in October 2014, Rezaian remained in custody on unspecified charges.

The Iranian judiciary denied Rezaian bail and prohibited him from speaking with an attorney for nearly 9 months. Additionally, the Iranian government refused to release any information on Rezaian’s welfare and denied the State Department’s requests for consular access through the Swiss embassy.

Rezaian’s case was assigned to Judge Abolghassem Salavati, an infamous “hanging judge” known for imposing harsh punishments including long prison sentences, lashings, and executions. In April 2015, it was revealed that Rezaian was being charged with four crimes, including espionage, “collaborating with hostile governments,” and “propaganda against the establishment.” His trial began on May 26, 2015 but was closed to the public. If convicted, “Rezaian reportedly faces up to 20 years in prison.”

Rezaian has been kept in in Tehran’s notorious Evin Prison, most of the time in solitary confinement. According to his brother, Rezaian has been forced to sleep on the concrete floor of his cell, and his physical and mental health has deteriorated. Rezaian suffers from recurring eye infections, groin inflammation, and high blood pressure; family members worry “stress and a lack of access to medicine could aggravate his condition.” Rezaian is now considered the longest held Western journalist in Iran.

Saeed Abedini (age 35), a Christian pastor, Muslim convert to Christianity, and dual citizen of Iran and the U.S., has been detained in Iran since the summer of 2012. IRGC members pulled Abedini off of a bus on July 28, 2012 while he was in Iran visiting family and building an orphanage. After intense interrogations, Abedini was placed under house arrest. On September 26, 2012, while awaiting trial, Abedini was abducted from his family’s home in Tehran by five Revolutionary Guards and taken to Evin Prison.

In January 2013, Abedini was sentenced to eight years in prison for “undermining national security by working to establish home-based Christian churches in Iran from 2000 to 2005.” Abedini has been incarcerated in two of Iran’s most brutal prisons–Evin and Rajai Shahr–where he “[has faced] daily threats and abuse because he refuses to deny his Christian faith.”

While in captivity, Abedini has been subjected to “repeated beatings, malnourishment, and lack of proper medical treatment.” Upon visiting his son at Rajai Shahr Prison in December 2013, the pastor’s father reported that Abedini had “visibly lost weight, he is covered from head to toe with lice because of lack of basic hygiene and he has been refused medicine for internal injuries he suffered at the beginning of his incarceration.” As of February 2015, Abedini is still being held in Rajai Shahr Prison.


Amir Hekmati (age 32)
, a former U.S. marine who served in Iraq and an Iranian-American dual citizen, was arrested in August 2011 while on his first trip to Iran to see his aging grandmothers. On August 29, 2011, Iranian authorities abducted Hekmati while he was preparing to go to a Ramadan feast with family. Following his abduction, Hekmati was incarcerated in Evin Prison “with no explanation to his family.”

In January 2012, “Iran’s Revolutionary Court sentenced him to death and aired a televised confession in which he claimed to be a spy for the CIA.” However, “after international outcry, in March 2012 Iran’s Supreme Court overturned his death sentence and ordered a retrial.” In a letter he wrote that was smuggled out of his jail and published in September 2013, Hekmati said, “This is part of a propaganda and hostage-taking effort by Iranian intelligence to secure the release of Iranians abroad being held on security-related charges.” In April 2014, the New York Times reported that Hekmati “was secretly retried by a revolutionary court in December [2013], convicted of ‘practical collaboration with the American government’ and given a 10-year prison term.”

In a letter written to the Iranian ministers of justice and intelligence, Hekmati protested the prison’s cold cells, frequent power blackouts, and vermin. That same month, Hekmati suspended a hunger strike after Evin Prison officials promised that they “would take steps to have his case revisited by Iranian authorities.” While Hekmati suffers from untreated lung infections and is plagued by ticks and lice on a daily basis, he has vowed to resume his hunger strike if “real action is not taken on his case with real results.”

In March 2015, Hekmati renounced his Iranian citizenship and vowed that he would never return to Iran if he were released. In a statement to his mother, Hekmati also reported being tasered during interrogations, whipped on his feet with cables, and being force-fed drugs such as lithium. Prison officials also subjected Hekmati to sleep deprivation and psychological torture.

Prison guards taunted Hekmati following the White House Correspondents’ Dinner in April by telling him President Obama did not mention his name during the event. Hekmati’s sister Sarah said he is being made to feel “that the country he put his life on the line for, the one he defended, and the president he voted for has left him behind and are not actively trying to secure his freedom.” In late April, Sarah met with members of Congress and White House officials to discuss her brother’s release.

Robert Levinson (age 67), American private investigator and retired FBI agent, disappeared on March 9, 2007 on Iran’s Kish Island, reportedly while on an unauthorized CIA mission to investigate corruption. He has “not been publicly seen or heard from since.” In late 2010 and early 2011, Levinson’s family received a hostage video and photographs of him, in which he appears gaunt, emaciated, and heavily bearded. Levinson’s family has not received any other information from his captors.

In December 2013, Iran-based American fugitive Dawud Salahuddin disclosed that he witnessed Iranian agents detaining Levinson at the time of his disappearance. Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif recently “denied all knowledge of Levinson’s whereabouts,” yet there is “consensus” among U.S. officials that the Iranian government is responsible for Levinson’s abduction and captivity. Levinson suffers from gout, hypertension, and diabetes. Levinson is now considered to be the longest-held hostage in American history.

Recent press coverage of the four American hostages in Iran:

· “Families of Americans Held in Iran: Don’t Forget About Us,” ABC News, July 14, 2015.

· “Iranian Nuclear Deal: What Does It Mean for Americans Held in Iran?, CNN, July 15, 2015.

· “Obama Questioned by CBS News’ Major Garrett on Iran Hostages,” CBS News, July 15, 2015.

· “Wife of Hostage in Iran No Fan of Nuke Deal,” Boston Herald, July 15, 2015.

· “Texan Who Was Hostage in Iran Criticizes Nuclear Pact,” Fort Worth Star-Telegram, July 16, 2015.

· “Brother of U.S. Reporter Held Captive in Iran Pleads for His Release One Year Later,” New York Daily News, July 22, 2015.

· “Pressure Grows to Free Americans in Iran,” Wall Street Journal, July 28, 2015.

· “Kerry on U.S. Prisoners in Iran: We Didn’t Want to Be ‘Hostage to This Agreement,’CBS News, August 11, 2015.

· “U.N. human rights experts call for ‘immediate release’ of Post’s Jason Rezaian,” Washington Post, August 14, 2015.

Recent opinion pieces on the four American hostages in Iran:

· Dana Milbank, “Obama’s News Conference Was a Case for American Weakness,” Washington Post, July 15, 2015.

· Jennifer Rubin, “The Only Reason Obama Lost His Cool in the Iran News Conference,” Washington Post, July 16, 2015.

· Mortimer B. Zuckerman, “Say No to This Appeasement,” U.S. News & World Report, July 24, 2015.

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About UANI

 

United Against Nuclear Iran (UANI) is a not-for-profit, non-partisan, advocacy group that seeks to prevent Iran from fulfilling its ambition to obtain nuclear weapons. UANI was founded in 2008 by Ambassador Mark D. Wallace, the late Ambassador Richard Holbrooke, former CIA Director Jim Woolsey and Middle East expert Dennis Ross. UANI’s private sanctions campaigns and state and Federal legislative initiatives focus on ending the economic and financial support of the Iranian regime by corporations at a time when the international community is attempting to compel Iran to abandon its illegal nuclear weapons program, support for terrorism and gross human rights violations.

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