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EFF Letter to US Atty. Mueller

July 24, 2001

EFF Letter to US Atty. Mueller

Seeking Release of Dmitry Sklyarov

By Facsimile and Personal Delivery

Robert S. Mueller, III,

United States Attorney

450 Golden Gate Ave., Box 36055
San Francisco CA, 94102

Fax (415) 436-7234

Re: United States v. Sklyarov

Dear Mr. Mueller:

I am the Executive Director of the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF). I write to request a meeting with you to discuss the Sklyarov case. We have been attempting to contact you by telephone since Monday afternoon, but have not yet been successful.

As you may be aware, yesterday Adobe Systems, Incorporated, in a joint press release with the EFF, recommended the release of Mr. Sklyarov from federal custody. We attach a copy of the joint press release for your convenience.

Since the original complainant no longer wishes that this case be prosecuted and since Mr. Sklyarov remains in custody in Las Vegas, NV, far from his home and family, we would like to meet with you to discuss how Mr. Sklyarov can be freed.

We are available to meet at your convenience. Given the broad attention that this matter has garnered, Adobe's change of heart and the fact that Mr. Sklyarov remains in custody, we expect that there soon will be significant protests aimed at your offices calling for his release. While the EFF does not have the ability to control independent protests, if you indicate your willingness to meet with us by the end of the day Wednesday, July 25, we will, as a sign of good faith, refrain from calling for or organizing additional protests before that time.

We were pleased with Adobe's willingness to discuss this matter in a frank and open manner and hope that you will be willing to do the same. You can reach me on my office phone (415) 436-9333 x 103.

Sincerely,

SHARI STEELE

Executive Director

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