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Letter from Rafil Dhafir
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Written November 29th, 2005

Received December 5th 2005

Dear Katherine,

I am grateful that your card was the first piece of mail I received here and frankly I was surprised.  [I had sent a card saying I had contacted the people he had asked me to contact to write to Judge Mordue about
distribution of Help the Needy's money.]

There is no doubt that you and all those who will help making sure that HTN money goes to the needy in Iraq will be rewarded for this noble effort.

I just finished my first week here and I have been out only 4 hours total.
The rest I am locked in solitary. No one takes the time to explain to me
why. I am unable to contact my lawyer as they refused, nor speak to my wife. Jamesville (prison) was heaven compared to this Gestapo concentration camp.

I have no idea if this is temporary or permanent. Everybody lies here, the
warden, the captain, the so called counselorŠetc.  Can never get any one version from anybody as to what¹s going on.

Just to give you an example, I take a diuretic HCT2 for blood pressure,
12.5mg daily. They said they could not provide it for me. Instead they gave me a 50mg tablet (very small tiny pill) and said I am to take a fourth of a tablet a day. I¹ve never seen this even in Voodoo medicine in Africa. No one even had the brain to think how am I going to cut this tiny pill into 4!!!!

I guess life goes on. I am holding alright under the circumstances in this
mad world.

It comforts me to know that there is a God and that there is a garden of
bliss after we die and I sure look forward to be one of the lucky ones.

Thank you for being kind and thoughtful. Please give my best to all and wish you all a happy holiday.


Write to Rafil

Dr. Rafil Dhafir
P.O. Box 420
Fairton, NJ 08320

Please write your name and address on the envelope, otherwise Rafil will not know who the letter is from.