- Good Morning from the Zundelsite:
- For some time, I had noticed that Ernst had no longer
the strength I once knew in his voice. When I pressed him for the reason,
he said that "...days go by when I don't talk to anyone here. I hardly
ever talk to anybody."
- I said that the weakness in his voice seemed to me to
be more than stress and fatigue - that there must be a physical reason.
I asked if he was being starved. I said it sounded to me like a muscular
- He denied that it was lack of food, although the quality
of food was poor, he told me. He said that he was given "dead food"
- that what he lacked were vitamins and enzymes. My husband is a health-and-vitamin/supplement
fanatic - if I may use a somewhat misleading and value-loaded term.
- This past week, when Ernst called, I noticed he could
barely whisper, and I worried about his having to speak up in court in
the upcoming hearings. All day today, for instance, his second day in
court, he will be under rigorous, highly stressful and - as we know his
enemies! - insulting and demeaning cross-examination. His political enemies
are like hyenas if they sense their prey has fallen down. Has anybody ever
loved or even liked hyenas?
- Sometime in late afternoon yesterday, I received a call
from Ernst's son who told me that he wanted me to know something before
I would find out through the media: That his father has a growth in his
chest cavity, and that "...it seems to be growing rapidly."
- Barely had he hung up when Paul Fromm called and gave
me the same grim information. Then I talked to my immigration attorney
whom I had flown out to Toronto to give testimony at the hearing that Ernst
had NOT "flouted" immigration law, as his enemies falsely allege
to prevent him from getting bail, and that his brutal arrest on February
5 was UNLAWFUL - in more respects than one, as we will prove in US court.
- Finally, I talked to Ernst, who confirmed what three
others had told me. He also asked me not to mention this latest development
in my ZGram. I asked him why not. He said softly: "There ought
to be at least one small corner in one's life that is private."
- I replied: "There is nothing wrong in letting people
know that one can get sick in the inhuman conditions of a prison."
- He said he knew how to get well, but it was impossible
within the stress and lack of medical attention in maximum detention.
If he could get bail, he could also get well.
- He said to brace myself - he did not think that he would
be granted bail. He said the security arangements around him were awesome.
All such a show! All shameful, blatant show in yet another political show
- I would not have told you this - but the word is now
out on the Internet and likely also in the papers. Therefore, I thought
I should give you my slant - and tell you what will happen next. The paramount
task now is to get him out of prison - and to get him back where he belongs:
With his family who loves him and wants him to live. He needs to come
back to his mountains he loves, and he needs to be back with me. He KNOWS
how to get himself well. We have discussed it many, many times - what
makes this entire society ill, and what could also make it well. He knows
from personal experience.
- At age 32, Ernst was once diagnosed with "inoperable,
terminal cancer." He was given six months to live. Now he is exactly
twice as old, and he defied the deadly diagnosis in his youth with an extremely
rigorous alternative health strategy. It took him two years, but he won!
- If we can get him released and back to Tennessee, his
extremely strong will is going to prevail. If he is forced to stay in
prison - or, worse, forced to submit to orthodox medicine - his enemies
will kill him. It wouldn't be the first time they have tried. I wouldn't
be at all surprised to find out that this new bout of illness is induced.
Read what it says in the Protocols of the Elders of Zion how it is being
- I am planning two additional full page ads. Two major
papers read by the world's most influential politicians have assured me
they will run it.
- Tonight I will tell you more about my plans and the thrust
of these ads and ask you - again! - for your financial support. We are
going to pull out all the stops.
- Here is Paul Fromm's report of yesterday's hearing:
- ERNST ZUNDEL HEARING - 07/28/03
- SHOCKING REVELATION AT ZUNDEL HEARING: ZUNDEL'S LIFE
IN DANGER, MEDICATION DENIED IN CANADIAN PRISON.
- In shocking testimony before Federal Court Judge Mr.
Justice Pierre Blais, in courtroom 410 in Toronto yesterday, Canadian
political prisoner, Ernst Zundel, revealed that denial of medication has
resulted in the recurrence of cancer.
- Asked by his lawyer, Douglas H. Christie whether he
had any medical concerns in prison, Mr. Zundel replied: "My blood
pressure was 225/125 when I was in the Thorold" at the Niagara Region
- "Recently, I found I had tumors in my chest cavity.
In 1972, I had duodenal cancer. I took herbs and it disappeared in two
years. However, last week, the doctor examined me and found a growth."
X-rays were taken but the results are not yet in.
- Mr. Zundel indicated that he had been taking herbal
medicine for years as a cancer preventative.
- An obviously upset Mr. Justice Blais queried: "You're
not allowed to get your alternative medicine?"
- "No," Mr. Zundel said. "Only doctor-prescribed
medication is permitted. I asked at the Metro West Detention Center, but
only one-a-day vitamins are allowed."
- Mr. Justice Blais demanded to know whether there was
anyone present from the Metro West Detention Center. No one answered his
- "Before the end of the day, I want this clarified,"
Mr. Justice Blais insisted. "This troubles me. I will direct them
to look at this, if necessary. Usually, they seem to be much more flexible
in areas of medication. We have to discuss this. It has to be dealt with,"
- "If anything could be done to improve the situation
of access to medication for Mr. Zundel within the parameters of the law,
I want to do that," said Blais.
- On the first of three days of scheduled hearings this
week, Ernst Zundel was seeking bail after more than five months of detention
in solitary confinement after he was deported from the United States,
- Mr. Zundel's first witness was California attorney,
Bruce Leichty, an immigration lawyer . In crisp testimony, Mr. Leichty
explained that Mr. Zundel had fully and carefully complied with U.S. laws
in pursuing permanent resident status in the United States.
- "I have been practising immigration law for 15
years," Mr. Leichty said. "I have represented spouses of U.S.
citizens 50 or 100 times who were seeking permanent resident status.
- Mr. Leichty testified about the records of pleadings
he had researched and authored to be presented before the Sixth Circuit
Court of Appeal in Cincinnati. "These pertained to the denial of
habeas corpus to Mr. Zundel. Mr. Zundel has also filed a motion that he
was taken out of the country contrary to the rules of the Supreme Court,"
Mr. Leichty testified.
- In a pregnant comment in response to cross examination
by Crown Attorney, Donald MacIntosh, Mr. Leichty said: "Absent corruption,
it is correct that civil litigation is unpredictable." [My comment
here: should the term not have been "predictable"? This might
be a misquote...]
- In extensive testimony, Ernst Zundel explained that
he had always complied with numerous bail conditions over a period of
20 years before the Canadian courts. For instance, in two lengthy prosecutions,
under the now discredited "false news" law, overturned in 1992
by the Supreme Court of Canada, Mr. Zundel was forbidden to discuss the
substance of the pamphlet he published entitled Did Six Million Really
Die? "The Globe and Mail called it 'the most sweeping gag order in
Canadian history,'" Mr. Zundel testified.
- "I have always appeared respectful in my demeanor,"
Mr. Zundel explained to his lawyer, Doug Christie. "I have always
had faith in the Canadian system as I have always advanced my views lawfully
- A seldom-used instrument, a Canadian Security and Intelligence
Service (CSIS) national security certificate alleges that Ernst Zundel
is a terrorist and backer of violence and threat to national security.
A brief from CSIS uses guilt by association and innuendo to allege Mr.
Zundel's violent connections. Mr. Christie took Mr. Zundel through a long
list of allegedly unsavory characters such as National Alliance founder,
Dr. William Pierce, Tom Metzger, and the alleged bomber of the Oklahoma
City Federal Building, Timothy McVey. In every case, Mr. Zundel testified
that he had never given these people money nor had they sought or been
- "I have always said: 'Don't take the law into your
hands,'" Mr. Zundel explained.
- Mr. Christie referred him to a 1990 Martyr's Day Rally
held by the Heritage Front in Toronto to commemorate the murder of an
American dissident and bank robber by federal authorities. Mr. Zundel
had been invited to speak. "I didn't attend. I told them I didn't
support violence," Mr. Zundel explained.
- Mr. Zundel testified that he had always worked through
the legal system. "In 1985, after my first holocaust trial, after
an 11-minute hearing on April 29th, I was ordered deported," Mr.
- "Did you run away?" asked Mr. Christie.
- "No, I instructed you to appeal. On June 27, 1987,
my deportation order was rescinded by the Immigration Appeal Board,"
Mr. Zundel explained. "I was on a special bail order and I obeyed
- "I was arrested and kept in jail for six days in
1989 in Germany. There is no bail in Germany. I decided to appeal the
charges. I went back to Canada and then returned five or six times to
Germany," Mr. Zundel related.
- "Why did you do that?" Mr. Christie asked.
- "It was the right thing to do. I fight for my rights,"
Mr. Zundel answered.
- Several times, Mr. Justice Blais urged the 64-year-old,
German-born publisher to speak louder. "Why are you unable to speak
very loudly," Mr. Christie asked the pale, balding, political prisoner.
- "I have been in solitary confinement for five months,
and I don't get to speak to anyone, except, yes, no, and thank you to
the guards," Mr. Zundel who grew hoarse through the afternoon proceedings
- -- Paul Fromm
- URGENT! -- ERNST ZUNDEL'S LIFE'S IN DANGER: HE NEEDS
- Friends of free thought, Ernst Zundel really needs your
ongoing help and support.
- 1. Write, FAX, or phone Hon. Robert Runciman, the Minister
of Public Safety and Security. His ministry is in charge of the Metro West
Detenmtion Centre, the prison which denies Mr. Zundel his anti-cancer medication
and herbs. You can contact him thus: Hon. Robert Runciman, MPP, 16th Floor,
25 Grosvenor Street, Toronto, ON., M7A 1Y6, Canada; PH: 416-327-9911; FAX:
- 2. If you live abroad, write to the Canadian Embassy
in your country and demand Zundel's release and humane treatment.
- 3. If you live in southern Ontario and wish to visit,
call ahead to Security: 416-675-1806 Ext. 4220. You must be on Zundel's
approved list. You can also get directions, when you call.
- 4. No matter where you live, why not send a card or
letter to encourage Ernst Zundel. Write Prisoner Ernst Zundel, c/o Metro
West Detention Centre, 111 Disco Road, Box 4950, Rexdale, ON., M9W 1M3.
Ernst in overwhelmed by the hundreds of concerned and thoughtful people
who have sent him letters and cards. A tip: don't use of stick-on return
address label or seals. They're ripped off by prison authorities searching
for, who knows what.
- 5. We also need your financial support for Mr. Zundel's
- We have a number of delicate colour-pencil sketches
by Ernst Zundel done in prison. Each is dated and signed. Each is a nature
study. Mr. Zundel has long been a paint and sketch artist. He had returned
to his love of art before the U.S. I.N.S picked him up and deported him.
- If you send us a cheque for $100 or more, we'll send
you one of these collector's items, a thank you sketch by political prisoner
- Mail your donation today to CAFE Box 332, Rexdale, ON.,
M9W 5L3, Canada or e-mail us your VISA number and expiry date. On your
cheque or an accompanying piece of paper, note: "For Zundel Defence
- Paul Fromm,
- CANADIAN ASSOCIATION FOR FREE EXPRESSION,
- P.O. Box 332,
- Rexdale, ON., M9W 5L3
- PH: 905-897-7221