I can't help but feel a little bit hurt.
Ahmed (for more details log on to www.freeahmed.blogspot.com) has been held in custody since May 2004 and no one lifted his little finger to question the authorities as to why he is being held without access to a fair and just trial for so long.
No one sat back and wondered: Oh the poor silly boy...with cockroaches and lizards and third-grade mercenaries humiliating and harrassing him for the past 10 months...for smoking hash..a crime with carries a maximum six month suspended sentence for a first time offence or freedom for someone from the right ethnic and social background.
Ali...I realise now this is a different case...has been in his cell for a few days... and he knew what he was doing and he knew that this is a system which doesn't allow any voices of dissent..and yet he chose to speak his mind and write his thoughts and embrace and host a podium of free speech. He knew fully well that freedom has a price. That people pay their blood for it. That it isn't an easy struggle. That cockroaches don't hurt. That creepy crawlies who count themselves as humans are the ones who break the spirit and make one think: It is really worth it to live with dignity when you know that your humanity may be stripped without notice?
To all who are worried about Ali and cockroaches...I am sure there is a lot to learn from the cockroaches...Apparently, they are the only creatures thought to be able to survive extreme conditions. No wonder they are present in abundance in prisons here.