[Ppnews] Hearing Thursday to Determine Course of Dr. Al-Arian's Trial
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Hearing Thursday to Determine Course of Contempt Trial
Judge will rule on what defenses and evidence may be presented
February 2, 2009 - Alexandria, VA - There will be an important
hearing in the case of Dr. Sami Al-Arian this coming Thursday,
February 5, 2009 at 10 A.M. sharp at the Albert V. Bryan Courthouse
in Alexandria, VA (address below). Judge Leonie Brinkema is expected
to rule on what kind of evidence and defenses she will permit to be
presented to the jury.
For instance, at the last hearing on January 16th, the judge
ruled that Dr. Al-Arian would in fact be allowed to argue that he was
acting on the counsel of his attorneys when he decided to refuse to
testify before a grand jury on March 20th, 2008. The prosecution,
however, has urged the judge to reconsider this ruling.
It is vital that as many of Dr. Al-Arian's supporters as
possible attend the hearing. At the last hearing, an impressive
seventy supporters showed up, which prompted the judge herself to
comment on the strong show of support for Dr. Al-Arian. Supporters
are advised to come to the courthouse no later than 9:45 to ensure
seating. The courthouse (address below) is in walking distance from
the King Street Station (Blue and Yellow Lines).
here for Google Maps.
Albert V. Bryan U.S. Courthouse
401 Courthouse Square
Alexandria, VA 22314
522 Valencia Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
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