[Pnews] Rasmea Odeh's court date Nov. 13. Drop the Charges. What you can do.
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Mon Nov 4 10:22:39 EST 2013
/Reminder: Please sign the petition for Rasmea Odeh
U.S. Attorney sets arraignment date for
Rasmea Odeh, Wednesday, Nov. 13
Local protests across the country
at Federal Buildings
Join us in Detroit
/Demand: Drop the charges on Rasmea Odeh now!/
Palestinian community activist Rasmea Yousef Odeh will be arraigned in
the U.S. District Court,
231 W Lafayette Boulevard in
Detroit, Michigan on
Wednesday, November 13th at 1:00 p.m.
We will gather at the court building at 12:30.
Rasmea was arrested Tuesday, October 22nd, at her home in Chicago by
agents of the Department of Homeland Security, FBI and ICE. She is
charged with immigration fraud. Allegedly, in her application for
citizenship, she didn't mention that she was arrested in Palestine 45
years ago and tried in an Israeli military court that does not recognize
the rights of Palestinians to due process. She is now facing being
stripped of U.S. citizenship, a prison term of ten years and probably,
after prison, deportation.
Rasmea is the associate director of the Arab American Action Network
(AAAN), one of the oldest institutions in the Arab community in Chicago.
She leads a women's committee with 600 Arab and Muslim women and she is
also a leader in the immigrant rights movement in Chicago.
The Committee to Stop FBI Repression calls for supporters of Rasmea to
pack the courtroom in Detroit. The charges against her are a political
attack on her as an individual and on Palestinian, Arab and Muslim
communities across the U.S. as a whole. The U.S. government is now
carrying out enforcement of the Israeli occupation of Palestine. They
are attacking Rasmieh as they attacked the Holy Land Foundation, as they
attacked the 23 anti-war and international solidarity activists in 2010
and as they attacked Carlos Montes.
If you can be in Detroit, join us there.
If you can't be in Detroit, hold local protests, vigils, banner drops,
or other actions on November 13 to show support for Rasmea as she faces
And don't forget to sign the *Petition for Rasmea Odeh
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