His letter reads in part:
I… was invited to travel to Iran to discuss the impact of Hollywood in stereotyping Muslims, Iranians and African people…. I was a featured interviewee for the Press TV documentary “The FaÃ§ade of the American Dream”. ……
He goes on to talk about his alleged harassment by law enforcement in Middletown, NY that led up to his detainment on February 3rd.
I was coming out of a restaurantÂ with my mother, and her friend. As the 3 of us entered the car to leave 2 police carsÂ converged on our vehicle, and boxed us in. My mother was petrified. With guns drawn I wasÂ then ordered to step out of the back seat. I asked them why to which they replied that IÂ had several warrants for my arrest. I told them that they were mistaken, but I stillÂ complied with their request. Humiliated in front of all on-lookers I was then thrown onÂ the car while the officers ripped through my pockets.
Read the entire letter here.