Joseph Mahmoud Dibee was arrested in Cuba whilst boarding a plane towards Russia after being twelve years on the run. The FBI accuses him of multiple accounts of sabotage carried by the ALF and ELF during the 90s. One of the actions he is accused of is the horse meat packing plant that was burnt to ashes twenty-one years ago that would never be open again.
Joseph was visited by the filth in 2005 but there was insufficient proof to arrest him. Four days later he disappeared. In 2006 a judge indicted Dibee and twelve others as part of Operation Backfire, an FBI investigation on ELF and ALF groups. The alleged group, “the family”, is believed to have caused more than $45 million of damage in arson and sabotage actions. None of the actions Dibee is accused of harmed any human or non-human life.
His court date will not take place until 2020. He is quite bored in the county jail and says the food is terrible. He feels that inmates are routinely stuck in Columbia to encourage them to take a plea. Taking a plea to bogus terrorist charges is something he says he will not do.
Please write to:
Joseph Dibee #101799
Columbia County Jail
901 Port Avenue
St. Helens, OR 97051
He is a fascinating correspondent, having worked on the Syrian Solar Project and been obliged to flee Syria to avoid the war. He settled in Russia, where he was quite happy. He had been teaching for the summer in South America when he was nabbed at a Cuban air terminal on his way home to Russia.
Joseph flies a plane and is especially fond of cats. He was born in Syria and speaks Arabic, English, and Russian. Because of his high-tech skills, he says he has always been able to find employment. He was put in the hole at Columbia when the authorities learned from a phone call that he was planning to “sue” his jailers. Being closely confined at that time ruined a visit from family members in Russia who were planning to fly here to see him.
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