[Pnews] Support Rasmea Odeh in court Oct. 14 in Cincinnati

Prisoner News ppnews at freedomarchives.org
Tue Oct 6 11:13:19 EDT 2015


*Support Rasmea Odeh in court Oct. 14 in Cincinnati, Ohio*.
This is a critical moment in legal process.

*http://us2.campaign-archive2.com/?u=8b7315d854bc40ca9fa6dd227&id=4fa5d5247d&e=b7378561ef*

Stand with Rasmea and fill the appeals courthouse in Cincinnati! We will 
organize a support *rally in front of the courthouse at 8 AM EDT on 
Wednesday, October 14, 2015*, and then fill the courtroom immediately 
thereafter, as Rasmea's defense and the prosecution each present their 
oral arguments to a three-judge panel.

*Wednesday, October 14, 2015, at 8 a.m. EDT**(appeal starts at 9 a.m. EDT)*
*U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit*
*540 Potter Stewart U.S. Courthouse*, *100 E. 5th Street*, *Cincinnati, 
OH 45202*
Register here 
<http://stopfbi.us2.list-manage.com/track/click?u=8b7315d854bc40ca9fa6dd227&id=a25c1b70aa&e=b7378561ef> 
to join us in Cincinnati on October 14. Visit www.justice4rasmea.org 
<http://stopfbi.us2.list-manage.com/track/click?u=8b7315d854bc40ca9fa6dd227&id=2aeb5b7953&e=b7378561ef> 
and www.StopFBI.net 
<http://stopfbi.us2.list-manage.com/track/click?u=8b7315d854bc40ca9fa6dd227&id=12bd40c689&e=b7378561ef>. 
Please email justice4rasmea at uspcn.org 
<mailto:www.justice4rasmea.org?subject=rasmea%27s%20appeal> with any 
questions.

*Explanation: *
The Rasmea Defense Committee contends that Judge Gershwin Drain did not 
allow for a full and fair trial 
<http://stopfbi.us2.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=8b7315d854bc40ca9fa6dd227&id=3a4c9ae36a&e=b7378561ef>, 
and believes that is why Rasmea was convicted and sentenced to 18 months 
in prison and deportation. We are confident that she has solid arguments 
on appeal, and wrote in late July that the "defense argues conclusively 
that the government 'never really addresses the basic constitutional 
deprivations asserted in Ms. Odeh’s opening appellate brief 
<http://stopfbi.us2.list-manage2.com/track/click?u=8b7315d854bc40ca9fa6dd227&id=54caa84b18&e=b7378561ef>,' 
and that Rasmea is 'entitled to present her complete defense to the 
jury,' which can only happen in a new trial."

After the three appellate judges hear oral arguments on October 14, a 
decision will be made between two and six months later. If the court 
agrees with the defense and overturns the conviction and the sentencing, 
the case gets sent back to the prosecution to possibly re-file charges, 
whereupon the entire trial process begins anew. But this time, evidence 
of torture, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), etc., would be 
allowed into the courtroom.

If the court upholds the conviction but disagrees with the sentence, the 
appellate judges send new sentencing guidelines back to Drain for 
re-sentencing. In the worst possible scenario, her conviction and 
sentencing would be upheld, meaning that she would have to serve 18 
months in prison and then be deported. If this happens, the defense 
could ask that all of the 6^th Circuit appellate court judges, not just 
the three panelists, review the case, as a last ditch effort to win the 
appeal.

We are fundraising, organizing public events, and pitching Rasmea's 
story 
<http://stopfbi.us2.list-manage.com/track/click?u=8b7315d854bc40ca9fa6dd227&id=672435e9b3&e=b7378561ef> 
to media across the country and the world.

*This is a critical moment - support Rasmea Odeh in court!*
Register here 
<http://stopfbi.us2.list-manage.com/track/click?u=8b7315d854bc40ca9fa6dd227&id=88b4f046f9&e=b7378561ef>to 
join us in Cincinnati on October 14. For more information email 
justice4rasmea at uspcn.org 
<mailto:www.justice4rasmea.org?subject=rasmea%27s%20appeal> with any 
questions.

/The national Rasmea Defense Committee is led by *United States 
Palestinian Community Network (USPCN) 
<http://stopfbi.us2.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=8b7315d854bc40ca9fa6dd227&id=eab4682a3b&e=b7378561ef>*, 
*Committee to Stop FBI Repression (CSFR) 
<http://stopfbi.us2.list-manage.com/track/click?u=8b7315d854bc40ca9fa6dd227&id=f6043983c1&e=b7378561ef>*, 
and Coalition to Protect People’s Rights (CPPR); and includes 8th Day 
Center for Justice, Al-Awda NY: the Palestine Right to Return Coalition, 
American Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC)-Chicago, ADC National, 
American Muslims for Palestine (AMP), ANSWER Coalition, Anti-War 
Committee (AWC)-Chicago, AWC-Minneapolis, Arab Jewish Partnership for 
Peace and Justice in the Middle East, Arab Resource and Organizing 
Center, Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression, 
Chicago Light Brigade, Committee Against Political Repression, Council 
on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR)-Chicago, CAIR-Michigan, Friends of 
Sabeel-North America, International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network, 
International League of Peoples’ Struggle-U.S., Jewish Voice for Peace 
(JVP), Korean American Resource and Cultural Center (KRCC), Latino 
Organization of the Southwest (LOS), Lifta Society, Michigan Emergency 
Committee Against War and Injustice (MECAWI), Middle East Crisis 
Committee (CT), Milwaukee Palestine Solidarity Coalition, National 
Boricua Human Rights Network, National Lawyers Guild (NLG), National 
Students for Justice in Palestine, Palestine Solidarity Group-Chicago, 
Palestine Solidarity Legal Support, Palestinian Youth Movement-USA 
Branch, Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network, St. Louis 
Palestine Solidarity Committee, United African Organization, United 
National Antiwar Coalition, US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation, 
Voces de la Frontera, Women Against Military Madness (WAMM), and Z 
Collective./
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