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Crap Arrest Of The Week

Posted to Poetry and Politics

For cycling...

Reza Baluchi, a superfit Iranian who cycled 46,000 miles through 54
countries to spread the message of peace, hit trouble when he got lost near
the Mexican/US border and pitched his tent on the wrong side. He was
arrested by US border guards for being an illegal immigrant and was sent to
an Arizona detention centre for nearly four months. An American judge has
now granted Baluchi's application for asylum in the States, but has also
ruled that he be forced to remain at the detention facility while
immigration authorities decide whether or not to appeal the case, a process
which could take several more months. Welcome to America, Reza...