[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
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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