We are concerned for the health and safety for our friend Sean Morton.
No one had heard from Sean for a week. He was finally allowed to use the phone today. He has been in the "SHU", special housing unit, totally isolated, not allowed outside, no phones, no computers, can't read because of being legally blind, etc.
Last Friday he used the computers to ask friends to write letters of support for him to the judge, for his upcoming hearing on November 18. He was being dragged away and sent to the SHU, they told him this was for "solicitation" which is completely legal as he is is own attorney and he can absolutely do that! He is being denied the right to defend himself. This is obstruction of justice.
They beat him up, stripped him and made him sit in a freezing room for hours. They won't give him his glasses or medications. They ransacked his locker and threw out his medications and eye drops, eye patch, etc. Sean has Type II diabetes and depriving him of his medication is a potentially life threatening situation.
He tried to get a federal defender and they denied him. He is being targeted, abused, denied his rights, etc. He is a human and no one deserved to be beaten and abused. This is simply cruel and unusual punishment!
We ask your support so someone can physically check in on him, to make sure Sean is ok and is treated fairly, has access to his medications, and that he has means to prepare his case.