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Dear Friends,

I would like to thank each of you for your continued support of my beloved husband Jeffrey and me. We are approaching the second year of Jeffrey's imprisonment this June, while we continue to anxiously await the appellate court's decision of the oral arguments from December 6, 2016.

On April 21, Jeffrey was further victimized when he was verbally threatened with physical violence by a corrections officer, and placed in solitary confinement for three days. During those days he was again not given his heart medication and suffered another cardiac episode. When Jeffrey was released, he received further sanctions of no telephone or commissary “privileges” for 30 days.

All of this inhumane treatment and relentless persecution of Jeffrey solely due to his having the audacity to do two things: Stand up for his constitutional rights and utilize proper channels provided to him to express concern for the citizens of our country. All the while, Jeffrey remains true to himself, his moral principles, and grateful to mankind.

He wrote:

“Every day, I ask why am I forcibly separated from my wife Holly, our family and friends; why am I in prison? I know the answer because it is born out of who I am today and who I have always been. The answer to my daily question is because through the years I said ‘no’ to discrimination at the CIA. I said ‘no’ to government intimidation and retaliation. I said ‘no’ to compromising my principles by pleading to a crime I did not commit.

“All the while I am saying ‘yes’ to doing the right thing not only for myself but also for my country. I took a stand and followed the rules and for this I was targeted and summarily finished. Throughout, I have thought I stood alone.

“I have learned differently. While I have been invisible to many, many more here in this country and throughout the world have expressed solidarity with me and the cause of justice or the struggles I have endured. Their undying support and encouragement, along with that of my incredible wife Holly inspire me to continue fighting. Thank you all.”


Please continue to support us:

*  Your help by contributing to the Sterling Family Fund would continue to grant me the privilege of visiting Jeffrey in Colorado, almost 900 miles from our home. His official release date is June 14, 2018.

*  Please continue to send words of support and encouragement to my beloved husband. Jeffrey told me that during his day, the letters and cards are “one of the few things that matter.” You may write letters and/or send cards to him at the following address:

JEFFREY STERLING, 38338-044
FCI ENGLEWOOD
FEDERAL CORRECTIONAL INSITUTION
9595 WEST QUINCY AVENUE
LITTLETON, CO 80123

We remain humbled by your genuine concern, financial contributions, and heartfelt letters. This seemingly dark journey has many beams of light shed upon it by all of you, and we are forever grateful. Jeffrey and I wish all of you and your families continued peace, health, and happiness.

Fondly,

Holly Sterling

PS from the RootsAction.org Team: We hope that you can write to Jeffrey and/or click here to make a contribution to the Sterling Family Fund. The thoughtful letters and the donations, no matter how short or how small, loom large for providing vital ongoing support to Jeffrey as a CIA whistleblower who is paying a steep personal price for his courage.

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Background:
>>  John Kiriakou: “CIA Whistleblower Jeffrey Sterling Placed in Solitary Confinement”
>>  BBC News: "Jeffrey Sterling's Trial by Metadata"
>>  ExposeFacts: Special Coverage of the Jeffrey Sterling Trial
>>  Marcy Wheeler, ExposeFacts: "Sterling Verdict Another Measure of Declining Government Credibility on Secrets"
>>  Norman Solomon, The Nation: "CIA Officer Jeffrey Sterling Sentenced to Prison: The Latest Blow in the Government's War on Journalism"
>>  Reporters Without Borders: "Jeffrey Sterling Latest Victim of the U.S.' War on Whistleblowers"
>>  AFP: "Pardon Sought for Ex-CIA Officer in Leak Case"
>>  Documentary film: "The Invisible Man: NSA Whistleblower Jeffrey Sterling"

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