[Pnews] Call the White House to urge commutations for the Holy Land Five

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Thu Jan 5 14:46:12 EST 2017


  Take action: Call the White House to urge commutations for the Holy
  Land Five

January 5, 2017

Muslim Legal Fund of America <https://www.mlfa.org/> has been working 
hard to get the Holy Land Foundation 
clemency petition in front of President Obama, and it is their 
understanding that Obama is currently reviewing it. The clemency 
petition is asking Obama to commute, or reduce, their sentences to “time 
served” so they can be released from prison.

*MLFA is asking you to call President Obama’s office and urge him to 
commute the HLF defendants’ excessive sentences.*

Here is suggested language when calling:

*I’m calling to ask President Obama to commute the sentences of the Holy 
Land Foundation defendants: Mufid Abdulqader, Shukri Baker, Ghassan 
Elashi, Mohammad El-Mezain, and Abdulrahman Odeh. All funds raised by 
HLF were used for purely humanitarian purposes — a fact prosecutors 
acknowledged. All money went to feed, clothe and educate children and 
families. The prosecution of these humanitarians was a grave injustice 
and their sentences of 15 to 65 years are excessive and cruel by any 
standard. They have already served eight years – twice as long as the 
maximum sentence for the same crime in Israel. These five humanitarians 
and their families have suffered greatly. It’s time to restore justice 
for these men and their loved ones.*

The phone numbers MFLA has for President Obama’s office are:

  * *Comments: 202-456-1111 <tel:%28202%29%20456-1111>*
  * *Switchboard: 202-456-1414 <tel:%28202%29%20456-1414>*

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