Alain Kessi on Sun, 18 Apr 1999 13:01:08 +0300

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Syndicate: Re: Suspension of Mail Service to Yugoslavia

Dear postmaster,

I just received notice that UCSD Mail Services had suspended all
international mail services to the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
(Serbia and Montenegro). I am a journalist working for international
media, covering the Balkan region from Sofia, Bulgaria. I am very
concerned by the grave breach of the freedom of expression that this
policy of the U.S. Postal Service constitutes, if the message that was
forwarded to me turns out to be authentic.

May I get confirmation that this is not a hoax? Were any arguments given
by the U.S. Postal Service for this measure of censorship? What would
happen if the UCSD Mail Services did not accept this measure, stood up
for the freedom of expression and continued to distribute e-mails from

Looking forward to your answer. With best regards,

Alain Kessi
Journalist, Sofia and Zurich


>---------- Forwarded message ----------
>Date: Thu, 15 Apr 1999 10:50:26 -0700 (PDT)
>Subject: Suspension of Mail Service to Yugoslavia
>University of California, San Diego
>           Mail Services Division
>        April 14,1999
>SUBJECT: Suspension of Mail Service to Yugoslavia
>Mail Services was just notified by the U.S. Postal Service that
>effective immediately, all international mail service to the Federal
>Republic of Yugoslavia (Serbia and Montenegro) has been suspended due
>to the armed conflict in that country.  Any mail received by Mail
>Services will be returned to sender until we are notified that the
>suspension has been lifted.
>The suspension will remain in effect until further notice.  As soon as
>we hear any change on this situation from the U.S. Postal Service, we
>will pass the information on to you.
>We regret any hardship that this suspension of service may cause.  The
>Mail Services staff is available to answer any questions you may have
>regarding this suspension.  Please call us at x-41164.
> Pat Procopio
> Mail Services Manager

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