First Day Of Zundel
Hearings - Shocking News

From Ingrid Rimland

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 weakness.
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 " 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 trial!
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 done!
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:
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 Detention Center.
"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 call.
"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," he insisted.
"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, February 19th.
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 and peacefully."
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 given advice.
"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. Zundel said.
"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 it."
"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 replied.
-- Paul Fromm
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: 416-327-3849.
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 defence.
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 Ernst Zundel.
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 Fund."
Paul Fromm,
P.O. Box 332,
Rexdale, ON., M9W 5L3
PH: 905-897-7221



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