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Sac: Former Guantanamo Military Chaplain James Yee Speaks @ SCC
Date Thursday January 25
Time 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location Details

Sacramento City College
Student Center building
3835 Freeport Blvd. (near Sutterville Blvd)
Sac City College Light Rail Station)
Event Type Speaker
Organizer/Author
Sacramento City College Cultural Affairs Department is hosting a
lecture by former US Army Chaplain James Yee. Admission is free and
open to the public.

Thursday, January 25th in the Student Center building
(near the cafeteria)

Sacramento City College
3835 Freeport Blvd. (near Sutterville Blvd)
Sac City College Light Rail Station)

Yee will speak briefly at noon during a ceremony honoring Dr.
Martin Luther King. At 3:00 pm and 7:00 pm, Yee will give a longer lecture describing his experiences at Guantanamo Prison and his illegal incarceration in a top-secret military prison which violated his right to Habeus Corpus and his 1st, 6th, 7th and 8th Ammendment rights.

A third-generation Chinese-American, his entire family has a
record of American exemplary military service dating back to WWI.

Yee was a stellar West Point graduate with a distinguished career as a military officer.

Yee was initially assigned to Guantanamo Prison to serve as
Muslim Chaplain to the prisioners. Because he provided spiritual
counseling to Muslim inmates and protested torture and human rights violations at Guantanamo, after less than one year serving there, he was illegally incarcerated in 2002 as an "enemy combatant" at a top-secret naval prison in Charleston, South Carolina, This is where all Americans accused of being "terrorist sympathizers" are imprisoned. Upon his arrest. the military refused to let his family know his whereabouts. He was denied mail, visitors and legal represenation. Yee was accused of espionage by the military and threatened with the death penalty. He spent 76 days in solitary confinement and was subject to abusive torture treatment.

In 2004, the government dropped all charges against him due to
lack of evidence. He never received an apology from the government and resigned in disgust, due to his military career was destroyed and in ruins. In October 2005, Yee wrote the book "For God and Country: Faith and Patriotism Under Fire."
Added to the calendar on Tuesday Jan 23rd, 2007 7:23 PM
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