LIST: ONE Petition For Stay Of Deportation for Onsy and Fadia Zachary p. 1 of 16 Petition For Stay Of Deportation for Onsy and Fadia Zachary URGENT ACTION REQUIRED We, the undersigned urge you to stay the deportation of Onsy and Fadia Zachary. They are an elderly couple who escaped from Egypt in the early 1970’s. Onsy and Fadia are Christian Coptic Orthodox and Onsy was in the Egyptian army where he was imprisoned and tortured when he refused to convert his faith to Islam. In February 1998, Onsy and Fadia came to live and work here in the US after being granted a work Visa (H-1B) only to discover that they were given incorrect legal advice by the US immigration attorney that filed the H-1 B petition for them. This prevented them from being able to acquire and utilize the rights they were given under that Visa. Throughout the years, Onsy and Fadia tried every effort to achieve legal status in the US but have been unsuccessful. Through a convoluted and tragic series of events and ruthless actions taken by Onsy’s brother who lives in the US, after a falling out between the two brothers, Onsy was charged with a crime he did not commit. Onsy waited for over three years for his trial to clear his name and allow him to pursue other options that would allow him to stay in the US legally. Onsy’s criminal trial finally took place. The prosecution had no evidence to present; Onsy’s trial was mostly about his immigration status and how he was an Egyptian illegal alien. Onsy was convicted for the crime that he did not commit. Onsy’s trial took place shortly after 9-11. Onsy, who is confined to a wheel chair, has been incarcerated for the past five years. Onsy is an innocent man and has been a victim of a great miscarriage of justice. Onsy will finish his sentence in September 2007 and if nothing is done, will be deported back to Egypt where he and his wife will be tortured. In addition to fleeing from the army and escaping the country, Onsy and his wife filed asylum here in the US claiming religious persecution. That alone makes them an ”Enemy of the Government” of Egypt. Egypt, according to the US State Department, Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch and other reliable sources, routinely uses torture. For the past several years, Onsy’s family have been trying to get Onsy’s criminal case to an attorney who can right the injustice done to Onsy and overturn the conviction allowing him to pursue his immigration options. Onsy’s case was recently reviewed and taken by one of top criminal defense attorneys. The attorney feels that Onsy has a rather substantial case and a good chance to overturn the conviction and exonerate Onsy. Onsy’s case was also recently sponsored by the National Center for Reason and Justice. They are a national non-profit group who sponsor only a very small number of cases for the wrongfully convicted only when they believe that the person convicted is truly innocent. Onsy’s criminal case is fervently being worked on and time is all that is required to overturn his conviction and clear his name. This will never give him or his wife back any of the time they lost or the suffering they have endured, but it will open the doors for them through immigration to keep them in the US safe from torture in Egypt. Onsy and Fadia have already suffered grievous injustice. They are terrified of being sent back to Egypt. This elderly couple are good people, devout Christians who just want to live out the rest of their lives together in peace and safety here in the US. Because of their immigration status, this exceptionally loving couple have not been able to see each other forthe past five years. They have their own apartment and both were members of the church (Fadia is still currently), they have many friends who love and support them, and believe in Onsy’s innocence. We, the undersigned ask that Onsy and Fadia’s deportation order be stayed and allow Onsy to be free during that time. This will allow for time for Onsy’s attorney to overturn the unjust conviction and allow Onsy the opportunity to be vindicated. This will also allow Onsy and his wife to pursue options to legally stay in the US where they can hopefully rebuild a life, establish a business as they had previously, and fully become part of the community that has already embraced them. iD NAME EMAIL COMMENTS 1 Abbey Morrissey AMorrissey15@aol.com fadia 2 Abenyusuf email@example.com Freedom!No more torture in Egypt!Thank you. 3 Adam M. Helfgott firstname.lastname@example.org Amnesty NOW!!! Stop Deportations. 4 alda kalberer email@example.com Please keep Onsy and Fadia in the US. LIST: ONE Petition For Stay Of Deportation for Onsy and Fadia Zachary p. 2 of 16 5 Alicia Amezcua-Rodriguez firstname.lastname@example.org - I hope the government will not further the injustice done to this innocent man and his wife by deporting them. Please stay the deportation order while he appeals his conviction, this time with 6 Alix Shulman email@example.com adequate legal counsel. 7 Alli firstname.lastname@example.org Free them!! 8 Andrea Richardson email@example.com Please help this man have a fair chance at justice. 9 Andrea Stoney firstname.lastname@example.org Please give this man a chance to have his story heard. 10 Andres Muro email@example.com Do not deport! I know Fadia and she is a kind wonderful person. She has an enormous heart and would help anyone. Please let them live in peace. 11 Anjoul Tarshahani Anjoul1961@aol.com Help her husband to be free and have a good life in the US. I would like to see time given so that the attorney can prove Onsy innocent. Why send him back to be tortured for trying to make a life 12 Ann Marchand Prsclteach@aol.com here in the US. We allow others to stay 13 Anna Amezcua firstname.lastname@example.org please do not deport Onsy and Fadia Zachary Please do your utmost to stay this man's deportation, in order to allow 14 Anne R. Bass BassA@hss.edu him to appeal his criminal conviction. 15 Antony Schofield email@example.com Stop this unjust deportation! USCIS:Please grant the couple more time to adjust their status.Thank 16 Atef R Jacoub Ajacoub@Gmail.com you Please do not send this couple back to Egypt.. Let them live out their 17 Barrett L. Somdahl firstname.lastname@example.org short lives on earth in peace. Thank you and God Bless I believe this couple should be allowed to remain in the US. They have lost so many of their final years together. We in the US allow freedom of religiion where so many other countries still do not. I also do not believe Onsey committed a sex crime against his niece. I do believe Onsy's brother benefited financially by having his brother sent 18 Beatrice R. Sa' email@example.com to jail. Justice is not served by injustice. 19 Betsy Schneider firstname.lastname@example.org He must be offered the chance for a fair trial. 20 BJ email@example.com Please allow this man to live out his final years in peace! 21 Bob Chatelle firstname.lastname@example.org Hoping for your freedom and exoneration. 22 Bob Hadge email@example.com Please help stop this injustice and free this christian man. It is way past time for our country, and its representatives on all levels of government, to listen carefully. These are real people facing real 23 Bobby Byrd firstname.lastname@example.org dire circumstances. 24 Breanna James email@example.com save onsyyyyy LIST: ONE Petition For Stay Of Deportation for Onsy and Fadia Zachary p. 3 of 16 25 Brett Morris firstname.lastname@example.org Please do not deport these people! please help Onsy and Fadia : don't let them get hurt help them find a little grain of life to hold on to and a chance at a happy ending . Thank 26 Brian Hirschman email@example.com you. 27 Bruce Clairmont firstname.lastname@example.org - 28 Camille Patton email@example.com Exonorate Onsy. Let Justice be served. 29 Carol Hopkins firstname.lastname@example.org Please stop this illegal and outrageous deportation. For the sake of the America that once was honored around the world, please stay this cruel order of deportation and treat this man in a 30 Carol Tavris email@example.com decent, humanitarian way. These unfortunate people have suffered enough. They have done 31 Carol Weissbrod CarolW13@aol.com nothing wrong and they deserve to be allowed to stay in this country. Please let the Zachary's stay in America. It will be a disgrace for America if we send them back to Egypt where they will surely be 32 Carole Scott firstname.lastname@example.org tortured and probably killed. 33 Catherine Zielinski email@example.com Thank you I absolutely believe that onsy is innocent. although i do not personally know onsy, i know his wife fadia. Fadia is the kindest woman who has the biggest heart. She is a down to earth lady and i trust her with my life. Everyone who meets her, loves her because keeps you smiling. Please do everythign you can to keep them here. They mean the 34 Catherine Zielinski firstname.lastname@example.org world to me. love you fadia and onsy. , Cate 35 Charlie Butts email@example.com Charlie ButtsReligion EditorUSA Radio Network 36 Cheryl Osenga firstname.lastname@example.org I pray that someone will actually listen, and do what is right. 37 Christian Rimkus email@example.com Please help. 38 Christopher Lamal firstname.lastname@example.org Please stay Onsy's deportation order IS ANYTHING TO HARD FOR THE L-RD, SAYS THE L-RD. 39 cindee email@example.com GENESIS 18:14 40 Claudia Hommel firstname.lastname@example.org Legalization now! 41 Clifford Riverah email@example.com Shalom 42 Dan Foley DanFoley20@hotmail.com Keep them in the country. Make them citizens. 43 Danell Lanciotti firstname.lastname@example.org good luck!! 44 Danette Chavez email@example.com None. 45 Daniel Lazare firstname.lastname@example.org Thank you for notifying me about this case. 46 Dave Sederquist email@example.com xxx We should always stand against injustice or wait in line for the gas 47 David Hoech firstname.lastname@example.org chamber thanking those who have provided us a shower! LIST: ONE Petition For Stay Of Deportation for Onsy and Fadia Zachary p. 4 of 16 48 Deborah Nathan email@example.com xxx 49 Denise Kamel firstname.lastname@example.org Save Onsy Please free Onsy and allow him and his wife to live in freedom and 50 dennis bowen email@example.com practice their religion as our constitution specifically allows. I give my full support to the cause of Onsy and deferment of his 51 Dhyana Fernandez firstname.lastname@example.org deportation. 52 Dillon Myers email@example.com I am praying for you Dear Sir Please ,please, please..help this poor Christian couple.May the Lord bless America and protect His people.Thank 53 Dr . M.Mina firstname.lastname@example.org you.... Dr M.Mina To Whom It May Concenrn:I implore you to grant a stay of this Onsy's and Fadia's deportation order. Torture is inhuman and they deserve a chance to have their case further reviewed.For goodness sake, once again I implore you to grant them that reprieve.Sincerely,Dr. Francisco 54 Dr. Francisco Javier Iribarren email@example.com Javier Iribarren 55 Dr. Franklin Lamb firstname.lastname@example.org I support a new hearing with competent representation. Please do not endanger this mans life; he has suffered undeservedly 56 Dr. Ronnie Schenkein email@example.com enough already. There can be no harm in staying a deportation, especially if such a 57 Dr. Wayne Klug firstname.lastname@example.org stay ensures justice. 58 Earlene Talley email@example.com Prayers are with you! 59 ed mcmanus firstname.lastname@example.org these people need help to get them what they deserve. 60 Edward R Green email@example.com none This family has been very good to my daughter and deserve to stay in 61 Eileen Cunningham firstname.lastname@example.org the United States. Surely we have time in America to see that this man gets a fair trial. As our own rights are eroding it behooves us to take any opportunity to push the wheel the other way and become the nation we have claimed to be for so long - a leader in individual rights including rights 62 Eileen Myles Easter8@aol.com to a fair trial. pls. stop the deportion of Onsy and Fadia, as they may face a hard life 63 ekladious E.I email@example.com overthere. LIST: ONE Petition For Stay Of Deportation for Onsy and Fadia Zachary p. 5 of 16 I have met Fadia on several occasions and visited Onsey along with Fr Vincent Nagle while he was in prison . Based on my conversations with Fr Vincent and meeting Onsey, I believe him to be innocent. I can only hope and pray that Onsey and Fadia be allowed to stay here so that his attorney can overturn this unjust conviction 64 Elizabeth Hart firstname.lastname@example.org which then would allow them the opportunity to rebuild their lives. 65 Ellen Drury email@example.com please consider this man's innocence 66 Emma Coleman firstname.lastname@example.org Justice for Onsy and Fadia--do not deport them. There are no borders, or countries, that can contain the human spirit and a human right in this day and age should be Life is not the state's right. To use deportation over the neck of the people is a wrong visited 67 Eric email@example.com on us by a state bent on power. 68 Erica Marder firstname.lastname@example.org Do not deport Onsy and Fadia. 69 Erin J email@example.com I'm sorry. 70 Erin Swanson firstname.lastname@example.org none. The attempt to deport christians (or any non-muslim) who have sought refuge in this country, back to any muslim dominated state is disgusting and shows a complete lack of knowlege and understanding of the treatment handed out to non-muslims by muslim dominated governments and their muslim citizens over the past 1500 years. To ignore history and the relegation of non-muslims to second class citizens (a best case senario) is reprehensible. I call upon the US government to do the right thing, drop the deportation proceedings 71 Eugene C. Austin email@example.com and grant political asylum to these people. 72 EVALYNNE A BURR BURRSPYDER@AOL.COM STAY THE DEPORTATION OF ONSEY & FADIA 73 Farag Hanna firstname.lastname@example.org Support the call strongly This is a simple matter: we cannot be party to the evil that will be visited upon the Zacharys if they are forced to return to Egypt. Allowing them to stay brings no harm to us, but making them return 74 Father William Frank Vouk III email@example.com brings great harm to them. 75 Flavia R da Silva Benson firstname.lastname@example.org Give Onsy a chance to overturn his conviction and lead a normal life. 76 frank scott email@example.com the letter speaks for me... 77 Fred Ystebo firstname.lastname@example.org Stay Of Deportation for Onsy and Fadia Zachary 78 Gabriel Thompson email@example.com Stay the order of deportation. I am in total agreement with this petition. I pray that justice will prevail 79 Gary N. Johnson Garoosky@cableone.net for Onsy and Fadia to prevent their deportation. LIST: ONE Petition For Stay Of Deportation for Onsy and Fadia Zachary p. 6 of 16 80 Gary Schmidt firstname.lastname@example.org Please let Onsy stay in this country until his legal options can play out. 81 Geoffrey D. Birky email@example.com Comment 82 Geoffrey E KIng firstname.lastname@example.org What evil is perpetrated in the name of religion? 83 George Moreno email@example.com In favor of a fair trial. Please do not send Onsay Zachary back to Egypt. Let him experience the religious freedom in the U.S. that he soudht when he 84 Gilbert Zicklin firstname.lastname@example.org came here. Why don't they try a more friendly country, like Belgium, the Netherlands and Sweden. They have a much more friendly and 85 Hanna Jones Swaagh@tpg.com.au understanding outlook at people in trouble. Good luck. It should not even be necessary to organize a petition campaign in a 86 Harvey A. Silverglate email@example.com case of elemental justice like this. 87 Henry Weiner firstname.lastname@example.org They have done nothing wrong why make them leave I have met Onsy Zakhary's niece, who argues very persuasively that 88 Hugo S. Cunningham email@example.com the criminal charges against him were manipulated and false. It is unbelievable the maliciousness and vindictiveness of people. It is not enough that Onsy is a disabled person he has to deal with the reality of prison for what. Please consider his case and help this man. 89 Ida Greschner firstname.lastname@example.org Thank you for your effort. Please stay the deportation order and free Onsy: these people have 90 Irene Saikevych email@example.com suffered enough! 91 J. Augustine firstname.lastname@example.org in support 92 James Cunningham email@example.com Fadia is a wonderful woman and does not deserve to be deported. 93 James Keenan firstname.lastname@example.org SAVE FADIA! 94 James L. Weaver email@example.com Let them stay. 95 James Matthews firstname.lastname@example.org Count me in. 96 James Tierney email@example.com Save Onsy! 97 Jared Buckley firstname.lastname@example.org Do not deport innocent people. Please allow for the process of due justice by not deporting Onsy Zachary after he's fullfilled time served for an unjust conviction. Thank 98 Jeannene Zimmerman email@example.com you for your consideration. I appeal to your humanity to prevent the deportation and torture of 99 Jeff Granger firstname.lastname@example.org Onsy and Fadia. This couple has obviously suffered enough due to the post-9/11 paranoia that has gripped our nation and our overzealous law 100 Jeffrey Kolakowski email@example.com enforcement agencies. Enough is enough. LIST: ONE Petition For Stay Of Deportation for Onsy and Fadia Zachary p. 7 of 16 101 Jeffrey St. Clair firstname.lastname@example.org CounterPunch Criminals belong in jail or deported (as warranted). Unjustly accused individuals are often not receiving fair -- equitable -- solid representation or have been caught in a complicated system full of 102 Jennifer MacLean email@example.com rules that eliminate the ability to sanely review all the facts -- 103 Jess Kyle firstname.lastname@example.org ... 104 Jessica email@example.com this is unlawful Please give this person a chance to clear his name before deporting 105 Jim Naureckas firstname.lastname@example.org him to a country where he faces torture. It's too bad they are asking a country that tortures to save them from another country that tortures, but they should not be sent back if the 106 Joanna Hamil email@example.com chance of torture is greater there than here. Please keep Onsy and Fadia in UK as they will be unfairly treated and 107 Joe Bishara firstname.lastname@example.org tortured if sent back. 108 John Alford email@example.com This simply can not be allowed to happen. 109 John Farley firstname.lastname@example.org These people are innocent. 110 John Gourlay email@example.com No comment IT SEEMS AS THOUGH ONSY AND FADIA SHOULD BE GIVEN A REASONABLE TIME IN WHICH TO WORK WITH AN ATTORNEY IN HOPES OF OVERTURNING ONSY'S UNJUST CONVICTION. THESE PEOPLE HAVE BEEN THROUGH A LOT AND IT WOULD NOT MAKE SENSE TO DEPORT THEM WHEN ONSY FINALLY 111 JOHN L. DICKERSON DICKERSON3870@aol.com HAS AN ATTORNEY TO REPRESENT HIM IN THIS MATTER. 112 John Lanciotti firstname.lastname@example.org good luck!!! Wake up the USA,kick Dick Cheney out of office,stop this madness 113 john price email@example.com now. Injustice is the business of all decent people and should be opposed 114 John Protopapas firstname.lastname@example.org whenever and wherever it occurs. 115 John Zielinski email@example.com I believe he is innocent This man and his wife have suffered enough at the hands of others we 116 Joseph Sa Jr firstname.lastname@example.org need to show him the hands of suport. 117 Judith Levine email@example.com Free Onsy! 118 JUDITH MOREY IMJPM@AOL.COM CURIOUS THAT A COMMENT IS REQUIRED! Please allow Onsy and Fadia Zachary to remain in the United States of America. They have suffered unjustly and I pray that they can have a future with each other in USA.I have known Fadia for five years ans 119 Judy Panaikas firstname.lastname@example.org she is a warm, trustworthy and compassionate woman. LIST: ONE Petition For Stay Of Deportation for Onsy and Fadia Zachary p. 8 of 16 120 K Shaiken email@example.com May G-d's protection and strenght be with them!b'Shalom Egypt is a torture state. (Like the U.S. itself.) Do not send Onsy and 121 K. Goben firstname.lastname@example.org Fadia to be tortured. 122 kara Millett email@example.com free them As an attorney with over 20 years experience representing foreign nationals in criminal cases, I know all too well how poorly these individuals are often represented. They are at a huge disadvantage, through unfamiliarity with what a proper defense is supposed to look like, or even what their rights are or what a trial is. It appears that Mr. Onsy was a victim of both post 9-11 animosity and ineffective assistance of counsel, and he deserves the chance to clear his name and avoid the horrific consequences that would befall a Coptic 123 kari converse firstname.lastname@example.org Christian removed to Egypt. What an irony of the staunchly anti-muslim Egyptian Goverment 124 Karim Khayal email@example.com forcing people to convert to Islam. 125 Katha Pollitt firstname.lastname@example.org Please let this man stay in the United States! don't depart until after the appeal and potential retrial has been 126 Kathie Gourlay email@example.com completed No one should be deported to Egypt as long as torture is routine there. And America must stop befriending every tinpot dictator they can bribe, i.e., Mubarrak. And American bureaucrats, like immigration officials, must remember that they work for the people,not the other way around. And rmember that all men, not just US citizens, were endowed by their creator, whoever or whatever that may be, with 127 Kathleen Greene firstname.lastname@example.org inalienable rights!!! 128 Kathryn S. Craft email@example.com Be merciful. 129 Kelley firstname.lastname@example.org Onsy is completely innocent 130 Kelly Hannon kellyH@yahoo.com none There is a reasonable chance that Onsy is innocent and the circumstances are grave. We made many mistakes in the aftermath of 9/11 resulting in the serious suffering of innocent people. This man 131 Kenny Lerner email@example.com deserves a chance to clear his name! These people are the nicest people I have ever met and they should 132 Kerri Cunningham firstname.lastname@example.org not be deported. 133 Kettly cherismaud email@example.com don't deport Onsy and Fadia's deportation 134 Kristin Zielinski firstname.lastname@example.org i believe he is innocent. please keep them here 135 kristofer haggarty email@example.com God bless Fadia and Onsy LIST: ONE Petition For Stay Of Deportation for Onsy and Fadia Zachary p. 9 of 16 I have known and been a friend of Fadia for over three years and support their effort to remain in the United States, She is a hard working woman who has worked dilligently to support hersel during her husband's wrongful conviction and has ralled many people to their cause and unjust treatment. I know her to be a loving and 136 L Raymond Laferriere firstname.lastname@example.org hardworkingwife and mother. 137 Larry Roth email@example.com Yet more injustice. To whom it may concern,First and foremost, I want to say thank you for all those hands that help make this website possible. I am sure it took a lot of time and energy to “make it happen.” Thank you for giving us the venue to share about this great man.As I pen this letter, I find it very easy to describe the man that has touched my life in so many ways. But if I did need to find the words, I can easily turn to the dictionary. And, there it is – words like: loyal, trustworthy, loving, leader, teacher, friend, father, husband, and God fearing. By simply adding words like: very, great, and amazing in front of these words, it will be easy to describe the Onsy that I know. For he is a man of honor, character and high morals. Unfortunately, the same dictionary can also describe the plight, and the life that he has been forced to live. Words like: long-suffering, injustice, set-up, and framed. These words are not nice, they are not pretty. Then again, his situation is 138 Larry W. Nooyawker316@aol.com downright ugly, for there are no words in the English language to 139 Laura Herlihy firstname.lastname@example.org Help fadia!!! I am praying that the judges in Onsy's case will be fair and just and will take the time to review his case without prejudices. I am praying that Onsy and Fadia will be reunited and allowed to stay here in the 140 Lee Byrd email@example.com U.S. 141 Leonore Tiefer firstname.lastname@example.org This is an unjust situation that must be rectified. 142 Lester Shepherd email@example.com Stay Onsy and Fadia's deportaton order! 143 Lindsay Shapiro firstname.lastname@example.org they should be able to stay in the US 144 Lindsey McGeary email@example.com PLEASEE!!! Must persecution and punishment always be the default response? 145 Liv Baker firstname.lastname@example.org Let people live. Please do not send this man back to a country where he will be 146 Louis Diamond email@example.com tortured. 147 Louis L. Akin firstname.lastname@example.org Stay this order. LIST: ONE Petition For Stay Of Deportation for Onsy and Fadia Zachary p. 10 of 16 This case has very questionable circumstances. It needs to be 148 Lynn Meadows email@example.com reviewed and considered! It is important that people in the United States from the Middle East be treated fairly and without prejudice. The Onsy case certainly suggests that this was not so in his case. The assistance from respected American counsel and supporters further strengthens his appeal for 149 Malcolm Willison firstname.lastname@example.org unbiased determination of his case. I am ashamed that my country has endorsedtorture under the present politiical regime and will do all in my power to challenge these practices and restore values to the treatment ofpolitical prisoners in 150 marijo grogan email@example.com this country and abroad. 151 Marilyn Ganame firstname.lastname@example.org - 152 Mark Pendergrast email@example.com This is an important case. Please help Onsy and Fadia. 153 Marlene E. Johnson firstname.lastname@example.org Competent legal counsel is a must in this very sad case. Please allow this man the time to pursue the justice needed to 154 Marshall DeBruhl email@example.com overturn his wrongful conviction Please stay the deportation order so that Onsy has the opportunity to 155 Marta Rubin firstname.lastname@example.org be exhonorated. According to what the article says, then this is a really sad case that 156 Matt Buckley email@example.com must be properly investigated by police and lawyers. 157 Matt Defazio firstname.lastname@example.org help fadia and onsy God bless the principles and soften their hearts to review their decree 158 medhat labib email@example.com about Onsy's deportation 159 meghan fay firstname.lastname@example.org goood luckk!! I have known personally Fadia in these last few years through a mutual friend and her attendance at our Parish (St.Joseph's). I have come to know the situation with Onsy and I am happy to sign this petition; it gives me great pleasure that Onsy finally will have a chance 160 Melissa Sikora email@example.com to be free of these false charges. 161 Merrilyn Sikora firstname.lastname@example.org Please free Onsy. You are in my prayers. 162 Michael Friedman email@example.com no good I applaud the good work of the National Center for Reason and 163 Michael King firstname.lastname@example.org Justice, and ask that Onsy's case be reconsidered. 164 Michael Mew email@example.com I hope you get the justice you are looking for. 165 Michaela Bero firstname.lastname@example.org Let Onsy and Fadia stay 166 Molly Molloy email@example.com Stop the conviction of innocent people. LIST: ONE Petition For Stay Of Deportation for Onsy and Fadia Zachary p. 11 of 16 The friends of my friends are my friends. When you love somebody and trust on him you want the best. Some good friend ask me to trust 167 Montserrat de Haro firstname.lastname@example.org on this peson and I follow the peticion because I think it is "justice" 168 Morris Beatty email@example.com Sounds like a grave injustice Having been here with his wife since 1998 working and living without causing any problem to anybody, and considering his health condition, the US authority should stop their deportation back Egypt. This case should be resolved on humanitarian grounds. Simply because of his 169 Nabil Abdelmalek firstname.lastname@example.org health condition. 170 Nader Georgie FARAG NADERG1@YAHOO.COM GOD BLESS THEM 171 Nancy Morrison email@example.com * 172 Nick firstname.lastname@example.org I love you Fadia! I don't want you to go.Love Nick 173 Nicolas Smith email@example.com Supported. 174 Nicole Zielinski firstname.lastname@example.org - i love fadia. She is the nicest woman i have ever met. i have known her for 5 years and i think she deserves to stay here. she is always there for me and gives me such good advice. everytime i see her she tells me how much she loves me and my boyfriend and how happy she is to be there for me. the first couple of words she says whenever i see her is me amor (my love) i would love for my name to be mentioned. if she ever left me i dont know what i would do. she is the 175 olivia roma email@example.com best influence ive ever had. 176 Pablo Vila Robustiano87@hotmail.com I strongly support this petition 177 paolo firstname.lastname@example.org pallino... Even if this man is guilty of the crime for which he has been charged, there are many courses of action that would be better than sending 178 Patrick Dunn email@example.com him to be tortured abroad. LIST: ONE Petition For Stay Of Deportation for Onsy and Fadia Zachary p. 12 of 16 I have known Fadia for over four years and I have been very impressed by the strength of her faith and trust in God. With all the pain and suffering she has experienced thru this ordeal she has always remainded confident that God will take care of her and Onsy. She has told me every week that I see her that she trusts God for everything and that she knows she is loved by Him. And I have seen that this is so. She is the object of much care and love by so many people that I have lost count. And I am one of them. I have visited Onsy in prison a few times with Fr.Vincent and Fr. Michael and was very struck by how free he was and like Fadia, how much he relied on God for his strength and peace. I know it wasn't always like that but I also know that he came to be able to offer his suffering of being imprisioned by the false accusations of his brother and the lack of good counsel up to the Lord for the salvation of his own brother who did this to him. I think if the inmates he's ever been inprisoned with 179 Paula Sa firstname.lastname@example.org and the guards who have guarded him would be interviewed they God bless the Coptic Nation!!!And may the U.S. remain a haven for 180 Peter email@example.com those who are persecuted. 181 Peter Beattie firstname.lastname@example.org This is an outrage, and must be righted. Mr. O'Connell pasted the entire text of the petition text into the comments field – we sincerely appreciate the sentiment but due to 182 Peter O'Connell email@example.com space limitations the server cannot display the entire text here. 183 R Vengco firstname.lastname@example.org Keep Onsy and Fadia in the US! 184 Ragai Saadeh Rsaadeh@aolo.com Stop deportation to torture. 185 Rebecca M. Young, Esq. email@example.com P.O. Box 520006Winthrop, MA 02152 Onsy is a wonderful human being. Who deserves the same rights we enjoy everyday. Please assist him so that he and his family is allowed 186 Rev Shari Johnson Lvshari@aol.com to live out the rest of their lives free and in peace. 187 Rev. Deacon John Protopapas OCLIFE@AOL.COM I have sent a letter to President Bush. You should all do so. 188 Richard Baron firstname.lastname@example.org Please look into this. 189 Richard Leo email@example.com Please sign my name 190 robert deeb firstname.lastname@example.org - 191 Robert Gillis email@example.com I love you Onsy and I know you are innocent. 192 Robert Markfield firstname.lastname@example.org I support this petition. 193 Robert Rosenthal email@example.com * 194 Robert Sampson firstname.lastname@example.org Peace be with you LIST: ONE Petition For Stay Of Deportation for Onsy and Fadia Zachary p. 13 of 16 My prayers for the family that all will be resolved and they may live in 195 Robert Shea email@example.com peace. God Bless America 196 Robert Stoesen firstname.lastname@example.org * 197 Robert W. Smithwick email@example.com I urge that Onsy's deporation be stayed and his conviction overturned 198 Robin Litchfield firstname.lastname@example.org This is a travesty of justice 199 Rocio Smith email@example.com Thank you for alerting us to this injustice 200 Ryan Steele firstname.lastname@example.org Thank you for your attention. 201 Sara Schrand email@example.com May justice prevail. I believe that justice cannot be served by deporting a man who has already been a victim of injustice. Please help this man to the benefits 202 Scott York firstname.lastname@example.org of legal justice. PLEASE SAVE THE LIFE OF TWO INNOCENT PERSON.RETURN 203 Selim NAGUIB email@example.com BACK TO EGYPT WILL ENDANGER THEIR LIFE Please don't let Fadia and Onsy go! They are special people and don't deserve to go thru this at all.All that know them, love them.Many 204 Shane Thadge88@hotmail.com people would be saddened if they go.Love, Shane 205 Shane McCarthy firstname.lastname@example.org everyone, hang it there...it will be ok 206 Shannon Cunningham email@example.com Fadia is a wonderful woman and does not deserve to be deported. Please stay the deportation of Onsy and Fadia in order that justice 207 Sharon Sampson firstname.lastname@example.org may be served. Thank you. Stay the deportation order and allow Onsy and Fadia to be freed and 208 Soliman Youssef email@example.com continue their life in USA 209 Sophy Naess firstname.lastname@example.org stop the deportation 210 Stacey Harrington email@example.com God bless the both of you!!! And may our prayers reach you!!!! God's gracious gift of this earth to man is one that should not be limited to forcing one direction in the faith. Persecution using this angle is contrary to the way God calls us to be and abuses our 211 Stephen Byers firstname.lastname@example.org position as servents to Him and His will. 212 Stephen Davis email@example.com let the stay! 213 Stephen Laskey firstname.lastname@example.org i believe he is innocent 214 steven Aunan email@example.com Go higher up LIST: ONE Petition For Stay Of Deportation for Onsy and Fadia Zachary p. 14 of 16 My name is Susan Gillis and I am the organizer of this campaign on behalf of my uncle Onsy and my aunt Fadia. I had truly wanted to be the first signature on this petition (or at least make the first page), but thankfully, there are so many people who support this cause that before I had the opportunity to write my comment, there are now over three pages worth of signatures and comments. I would like to take the opportunity to thank everyone who has given of their time to support Onsy and Fadia. Having complete and intimate knowledge of the entire situation and having lived through it myself, I am so grateful to God first and foremost that finally there are others that see and feel the tremendous injustice that Onsy and Fadia have lived through for almost 10 years now and that I have been trying to bring out to light Susan Gillis (organizer of this for the past 5 years. My uncle Onsy is one of the kindest most campaign on behalf of my amazing spiritual, God loving people I have ever known in my life. His 215 uncle Onsy and my aunt Fadia) firstname.lastname@example.org wife Fadia is a remarkable, faith based loving women. They both have I support the deportation order to be stayed. Please help this couple 216 Susan Myers email@example.com stay in the U.S. until justice can be served. 217 T. F. Kelley firstname.lastname@example.org none 218 tad mutersbaugh email@example.com without justice we have nothing 219 Taylor Baker firstname.lastname@example.org good luck hope this helps It is disgusting to see the complicity of the legal system with the railroading of immigrants back to the persecution they tried to escape. The US can no longer ignore the consequences of their actions in deporting immigrants back to countries that will unjustly persecute them. Onsy Zachary is entitled to remain in this country, while he 220 Terry Adamski email@example.com exercises his right to an appeal his conviction. Allow Onsy and Fadia to remain free in the US, and have their 221 Terry Adamski firstname.lastname@example.org deportation orders stayed while they appeal their conviction We, as Americans, pride our country as being a haven for those who are in danger from their own. We are protectors of those who can not protect themselves. Sometimes even from their own families. We must allow this man to continue to stay here using whatever means necessary to assure his and his wife's safety. This is paramount 222 Terry Loop email@example.com above all else. Otherwise we can not call ourselves a just people 223 Theresa McNelley firstname.lastname@example.org --- 224 Tim Dunn, Salisbury, MD, USA email@example.com - LIST: ONE Petition For Stay Of Deportation for Onsy and Fadia Zachary p. 15 of 16 225 Tom Aitken firstname.lastname@example.org This is Christian humanitarian issue. I know that Onsy Zachary is an innocent man!I know the whole story because many of his family members have shared this story with me and my family . They are extremely affraid to come forth and they all live in fear that Onsy's brother will do something terrible to them as well. Onsy is so very gentle and loving and puts God before everything. He is loved by so many.Fadia and Onsy are very much apart of my whole family,It is deeply disturbing to know what would happen to them if they got deported to Egypt.How do I explain this to my children?Fadia is like a gandmother to them.I ask you all to pray for Fadia and Onsy. Please pray that they can stay here in the US.This September he gets out of prison and they will get deported if we don't do something about it now!May God be with all of you that reads this. May God doubly bless those who can help in any way.I 226 Toni H. Thadghe88@hotmail.com love you Fadia and Onsy,Toni H. I know that Onsy Zachary is an innocent man!I know the whole story because many of his family members have shared this story with me and my family . They are extremely affraid to come forth and they all live in fear that Onsy's brother will do something terrible to them as well. Onsy is so very gentle and loving and puts God before everything. He is loved by so many.Fadia and Onsy are very much apart of my whole family,It is deeply disturbing to know what would happen to them if they got deported to Egypt.How do I explain this to my children?Fadia is like a gandmother to them.I ask you all to pray for Fadia and Onsy. Please pray that they can stay here in the US.This September he gets out of prison and they will get deported if we don't do something about it now!May God be with all of you that reads this. May God doubly bless those who can help in any way.I 227 Toni Hadge email@example.com love you Fadia and Onsy,Toni H. Our borders seem to be open to all manner of criminals, drug dealers, gang members and terrorists, but we are going to deport a Christian who was unjustly accused and convicted and who constitutes a threat 228 Valerie Protopapas firstname.lastname@example.org to no one. Whatever happened to 'justice for all'? 229 vaughn guloyan email@example.com This sounds like a transparent case of an injustice; it must be rectified LIST: ONE Petition For Stay Of Deportation for Onsy and Fadia Zachary p. 16 of 16 I am a personal friend of Onsy's, an American Catholic Priest living in the Middle East, and can attest to the accuracy of these statements, having accompanied Onsy and his wife throughout his trial and 230 Vincent T Nagle firstname.lastname@example.org imprisonment 231 Walter McClatchey email@example.com We need more immigrants like Onsy and Fadia. My friend of 52 years, well-versed in legal proceedings involving wrong accusations is a personal friend of Debbie Nathan. My friendis 232 Warren B. Meadows firstname.lastname@example.org integrity is beyond reproach 233 Wendy Chapkis email@example.com Please stay the deportation order. 234 William C Gourlay firstname.lastname@example.org Please support justice for all. fadia and onsy are great people and they can't be deported! I love 235 Zach email@example.com them like they are my own family 236 Zeljko Cipris firstname.lastname@example.org Please let the couple stay in this country.