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Representative Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL) Asks Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice to Intervene to Release Frere Jean Juste

Honorable Condoleezza Rice
Secretary
U.S. Department of State
2201 C Street NW
Washington, DC 20520

Dear Secretary Rice:

I am contacting you regarding Father Gerard Jean-Juste in Haiti. Information
provided to me by constituents states that: Father Jean-Juste was arrested on July 21,
2005; is currently imprisoned in Haiti; was recently diagnosed with Leukemia; and is in
dire need of medical assistance. Father Jean-Juste needs to be released in order to seek
proper medical attention.

On humanitarian grounds, I ask that you consider taking such steps as are deemed
necessary to secure Father Jean-Juste’s release and transport to the United States to
receive possibly life-saving medical treatment. Father Jean-Juste has been diagnosed with
chronic lymphocytic leukemia. This type of cancer may develop into a more aggressive
strain that could potentially spread quickly throughout his system if left untreated.
Medical care has already been pledged by the Jay Weiss Center in Miami, Florida and
thus would come at no cost to the taxpayer.

As you evaluate this unique case,I would request that you give due consideration
to the humanitarian merit of the situation surrounding Father Jean-Juste and provide
much-needed assistance in accordance with all applicable rules and regulations. Thank
you for your prompt attention to this matter.

Sincerely,

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen
Member of Congress

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HonorableC ondoleezzaR ice
Secretary
U.S. Departmenot f State
2201 C Street NW
Washington, DC 20520
Dear SecretaryR ice:
I am contacting you regarding Father Gerard Jearl-Juste in Haiti. Information
provided to me by constituents states that: Father Jean-Juste was arrested on July 21,
2005; is currently imprisoned in Haiti; was recently diagnosed with Leukemia; and is in
dire need of medical assistance. Father Jean-Juste needs to be released in order to seek
proper medical attention.
On humanitarian grounds, I ask that you consider taking such steps as are deemed
necessaryto secureF atherJ ean-Juste’rse leasea nd transportt o the United Statest o
receivep ossiblyl ife-savingm edial treatment. FatherJ ean-Justeh as beend iagnosedw ith
chronic lymphocytic leukemia. This type of cancer may develop into a more aggressive
straint hat could potentially spreadq uickly throughouth is systemif left untreated.
Medical care has already been pledged by the Jay Weiss Center in Miami, Florida and
thus would come at no cost to the taxpayer.
As you evaluatet his uniquec ase,I would reques1th: at you give due consideration
to the humanitarianm erit of the situations urroundingF atherJ ean-Justea ndp rovide
much-neededa ssistancein accordancew ith all applicabler ules and regulations. Thank
you for your prompt attention to this matter.
Sinc:erely,
llea11aR os-L ehtinen
Mernber of Congress

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