Guled was born in 1994 in Dadaab refugee camp in Kenya after his family fled the civil war in Somalia. He grew up in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where he is known as a caring young Muslim man of faith and empathy who loved to help people. When he was a teenager and in college, he said some things in private that he now regrets. He was arrested, put in solitary confinement and his family lost everything. He was later convicted for conspiracy and sentenced to 35 years in prison. Guled had no record and never harmed anyone. We believe he never intended on hurting anyone, and that 35 years is too harsh for a 20yr old gifted young man.
Guled has been incarcerated for 4 years at Leavenworth prison. While in prison, he counsels many inmates, organizes events and does incredible work to inspire hope and virtue in others. He also works every day to build his own faith and character. He is taking college courses with Ohio University and writes his own Newsletter about prison life, faith, Islam and college work that is being distributed to over 600 people around the world! He regularly communicates with his family and friends and struggles every day to continue his mediation, prayer, study, exercise and good physical and mental health.
Guled needs your help now. He needs to raise $75,000 for legal fees file his appeal. This is best chance to reduce his sentence. If you can donate, we will send you all of his Newsletters for free – past and future – so you can hear his voice and have a small window into his world.
We are not an organization but friends and family. 100% of donations will be paid to C. Justin Brown Law, Baltimore, MD. No tax deductions.