Joseph Dibee is at his new address. He is no longer at Sheridan. At this point he is on a Federal Marshal’s Hold at a county jail in Oregon.
Joseph Dibee was arrested in August 2018. He is facing several charges, including conspiracy to commit arson, related to actions claimed by the Earth Liberation Front and Animal Liberation Front between 1996 and 2001. Joseph has pleaded not guilty. Learn more about his case here
His court date will not take place until 2020. He is quite bored in the county jail and says the food is terrible. He feels that inmates are routinely stuck in Columbia to encourage them to take a plea. Taking a plea to bogus terrorist charges is something he says he will not do.
Please write to:
Joseph Dibee #101799
Columbia County Jail
901 Port Avenue
St. Helens, OR 97051
He is a fascinating correspondent, having worked on the Syrian Solar Project and been obliged to flee Syria to avoid the war. He settled in Russia, where he was quite happy. He had been teaching for the summer in South America when he was nabbed at a Cuban air terminal on his way home to Russia.
Joseph flies a plane and is especially fond of cats. He was born in Syria and speaks Arabic, English, and Russian. Because of his high-tech skills, he says he has always been able to find employment. He was put in the hole at Columbia when the authorities learned from a phone call that he was planning to “sue” his jailers. Being closely confined at that time ruined a visit from family members in Russia who were planning to fly here to see him.