Press Release

Press Conference for Justice for James Yee Ad Hoc Committee


Wayne Lum
Kwong Eng, OCA, kwong_eng(at)

Who: The parents of Chaplain James Yee along with the Justice for James Yee Ad Hoc Committee and Council Member John Liu will host a press conference on Chaplain Yee’s resignation from the U.S. Army

What: Statements will be presented in suppot of the Chaplain’s decision. We will address the reasons of the resignation and the Chaplain’s thoughts on this matter.

Where: Silk Road Mocha Cafe, 30 Mott St., NYC, NY

When: Friday, August 6, 2004, 11 AM

Summary: On Tuesday, August 3, 2004, Chaplain James Yee had made public his resignation from the U.S. Army. The chaplain, an army captain as well, was wrongfully arrested last September 11 and was detained for 76 days through allegations that he was linked to a possible espionage ring while working in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. In March, all criminal charges were dropped and shortly afterwards, the administrative reprimand was reversed by military officials.

Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF)
Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance, AFL-CIO (APALA)
Blue Triangle Network (BTN-NY)
Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR)
David Wong Support Committee (DWSC-NY)
Flushing Green Party
Organization of Chinese Americans (OCA-LI, OCA-NY)
Refuse & Resist (R&R)