Letter to UN High Commissioner for Refugees December 3, 1996

No response was ever received.

76 Market Street, Apt. D5
Perth Amboy, NJ 08861-4445
United States of America
3 December, 1996

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
Case Postale 2500
CH-1211 Geneva 2, Switzerland

Dear Sir:

I recently submitted to Refugees magazine a manuscript titled "Hard Realities," which detailed corrupt and discriminatory treatment of an American refugee -- myself -- by three European nations in collusion with American officials. The attached rejection, dated 20 November, 1996 and signed by Ms. Virginia Zekrya, came in an envelope mailed not from Geneva, but from Kastrup, Denmark, one of the three nations criticized in the article. Is this letter genuine? Did anyone see and read my manuscript, or have American and other intelligence forces, as so often in the past, acted to suppress my right of free expression in order to cover up their crimes?

I enclose a copy of my letter dated 4 October, 1996 to Mr. Jose Polo of Granma International. It's only two pages. Please read it. This is more than merely one man's torture and tragedy. I raise issues of grave portent and universal significance. In treachery or in trepidation, every organization I have managed to contact, every nation to which I have fled, has found an excuse to ignore these issues, often insulting me in the process and adding to the crushing indignity and unbearable frustration with which I live.

I enclose also a copy of my letter dated 18 September, 1995 to the Dutch Immigration Police at Rijsbergen. No response was ever forthcoming. In the light of recent events in Belgium, might appropriate action taken then, or earlier, have saved innocent young lives?

I shall not burden you with reams of documentation. Please respond to my correspondence (two letters) dated 4 November, 1996. If you never received them, please let me know.

Yours truly,
(original signed)
James Henry Graf

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