[Ppnews] New Hearing Set in Sami Al-Arian's Case for Friday, October 29
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Wed Oct 13 17:33:26 EDT 2010
A New Hearing Set in Dr. Al-Arian's Case for Friday, October 29, 2010
Judge to decide whether to have charges dropped altogether or to set
Alexandria, VA - October 13, 2010
A new hearing in the case of Dr. Sami Al-Arian has been set for
Friday, October 29, 2010. The government recently filed a motion
requesting federal Judge Leonie Brinkema of the Eastern District of
Virginia to deny the pending defense motion, filed 18 months ago, to
dismiss the criminal contempt charges against Dr. Al-Arian.
In the latest motion, the government not only asked the judge to deny
the dismissal request, but it also calls on the judge to reverse her
decision allowing Dr. Al-Arian to present a defense in the event of a
trial. This marks the fourth time that the government has attempted
to prevent the defense from presenting evidence at the trial. The
judge denied all prior motions by prosecutors.
At the upcoming hearing Judge Brinkema is expected to rule on whether
Dr. Al-Arian should stand trial or whether the charges against him
should be dropped altogether.
The Tampa Bay Coalition for Justice and Peace calls upon all
supporters to attend this very important hearing that will determine
the course of this case and whether justice will be served.
Dr. Al-Arian is being represented by
distinguished legal team led by George Washington Law professor
Jonathan Turley, and P.J. Meitl of Bryan Cave.
Bay Coalition for Justice and Peace
522 Valencia Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
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