Political Prisoner: Loose Change Producer Korey Rowe Arrested
Prison Planet | July 25, 2007
Iraq, Afghanistan veteran handed over to military officials by police under charges of "deserting the Army"
Alex Jones & Paul Joseph Watson
Loose Change producer and Iraq and Afghanistan veteran Korey Rowe has been arrested and handed over to military officials without bail for allegedly "deserting the Army".
According to a report in the New York Daily Star , Rowe was arrested on Monday night at a county Route 47 residence in Oneonta.
Rowe was arrested on a "military warrant" that Devlin said was brought to the attention of deputies by the Oneonta Police Department, who received information from a source outside of that department.
Rowe was living at the Route 47 home, Devlin said.
City police officials who were able to comment on the case were unavailable Tuesday night.
After deputies received the information from Oneonta police, they reached out to the Army, and officials from Fort Knox faxed a copy of the warrant, deputies said.
Arrests and court martials for deserters are incredibly rare and this appears to be an obvious case of political persecution as the Loose Change crew prepare the cinematic release of the final version of their popular documentary.
According to MSNBC , "Despite a rise in desertions from the Army as the Iraq war drags on into a fifth year, the U.S. military does almost nothing to find those who flee and rarely prosecutes those it gets its hands on."
The Army court-martialed just 5% of deserters last year, with that number dropping to just 1 per cent or less for the Navy and the Marines.
Rowe enlisted in the Army in August 2001 and left in June 2005. He has been out of the Army for over two years. He was previously arrested under similar circumstances but was immediately released.
Alex Jones interviewed Rowe at a conference in Chicago last year (watch above), during which he exposed how CNN and the military would stage photo-ops to make it appear as if Al-Qaeda members were being killed in Afghanistan, along with a host of other cover-ups and atrocities.
This will inevitably backfire on the authorities, but only if we put intense pressure on them to release Korey. Relevent phone numbers to the appear below, please be polite and ask for information on Korey Rowe and demand his release.
Fort Campbell, Kentucky (where Rowe is apparently now being transfered to) 798 6160 6403.
Department of Defense (DoD) Public Affairs at 703-697-5131 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Otsego County Jail Sheriff's Office: (where Korey was taken after arrest)
172 County Highway 33W
Cooperstown, NY 13326
Lt. Donald R. Lincourt
We will continue to update this story with new developments as they come in.
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