Farouk Abdel-Muhti died of a heart attack July 21. He was 56 years old.
Farouk was released from jail on April 12, 2004 after being held for two years without charge by US immigration officials. He was subjected to extensive interrogation, frequently put in solitary confinement, and sometimes denied food.
One mourner writes, "Farouk will be missed by all of us who were inspired by his resiliency in the face of so much suffering done to himself and his people. As a man born in pre-occupation Palestine, a judge ruled him to be a man without a country. But for those of us inspired by him, he died a citizen of the world."