Daniel Sandate is a client of mine who was convicted of desertion after fleeing to Canada to avoid a second Iraq war deployment.
Here are a few media accounts that tell his background:
Anyway, I asked Daniel to write a statement about his experiences and what he now believes about the war in Iraq. The following statement is in PDF format and is a scan of what he wrote while in prison:
As it stand now, Daniel is scheduled to be released from prison at Ft. Sill on January 20th. Local supporters in Oklahoma have scheduled a celebratory potluck dinner on Janaury 22nd. The dinner will be held at Joy Mennonite Church at 504 NE 16th St., Oklahoma City, OK 73104. We will hold a press conference at 5 p.m. and then the dinner will start at 6. All who support freedom of conscience are encouraged to come.