[Pnews] Today! Call-in Day to Say Drop the Charges against Rasmea Odeh

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Tue Jun 10 10:27:02 EDT 2014

Today! Call-in Day to Say "Drop the Charges Now!"

        Call Barbara McQuade,
        U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan
        313-226-9100 or 313-226-9501 (voicemail)

*Tuesday, June 10
9 am to 5 pm EDT*
Demand of U.S. Atty McQuade:
"Drop the Charges against Rasmea Odeh!"

When you call, you could say,
"Hello, my name is ________, and I am calling from _________ to demand 
that U.S. Attorney McQuade drop the immigration charges against Rasmea 
Odeh. She is a beloved leader in the community and has worked tirelessly 
to serve and help empower Palestinian, Arab, and Muslim families 
throughout the Chicagoland area.

Rasmea is a community icon and was recently awarded an "Outstanding 
Community Leader" award from the Chicago Cultural Alliance for her over 
40 years of dedication and service to people across the Arab World and 
the U.S.

Rasmea was convicted 45 years ago by an Israeli military kangaroo court, 
the result of a confession forced by vicious physical and sexual 
torture. She never committed any crimes, so the charges against her now 
ring hollow. These charges are a political attack on her as an 
individual, and on the collective Palestinian, Arab, and Muslim 
communities across the U.S.

I stand in unequivocal support of Rasmea and demand that these charges 
be dropped immediately!"

Also stay tuned to the United States Palestinian Community Network 
(uspcn.org) and the Committee to Stop FBI Repression (stopfbi.net 
for regular updates.

-- Rasmea Defense Committee

        Judge Paul Borman sets
        September 2 as the new trial date

Michael Deutsch, attorney for Rasmea Odeh, informed the Rasmea Defense 
Committee that he and the U.S. Attorney's office in Detroit were 
summoned to a conference call by Judge Paul Borman this morning.  Borman 
informed the attorneys that he is moving Odeh's trial date from October 
21st, *which was previously agreed upon only 9 days ago, to September 
2nd, 2014. *

"This gives us six less weeks to organize to support Rasmea, but we'll 
be ready nonetheless," said Zena Ozeir, one of the coordinators of the 
defense work in Detroit. "With mobilization from Chicago, Indiana, 
Minnesota, Michigan, and all parts Midwest, we will fill the courtroom 
every day of the trial."

The defense committee wants to also remind everyone to call U.S. 
Attorney Barbara McQuade 
Tuesday, June 10th, and demand that she "Drop the Charges Now!"
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