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<div class="legend"> <big><b>Victory: Palestinian-American Muhammad
Salah removed from US "terrorist" list after lawsuit challenge</b></big><br>
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<p>In an important victory for civil rights, Palestinian American
Muhammad Salah has been removed from the US Department of Treasury’s
list of “designated terrorists.”</p>
<p>The move was, which announced in <a
 href="http://www.treasury.gov/resource-center/sanctions/OFAC-Enforcement/Pages/20121105.aspx">notice
yesterday on the official Department of Treasury website</a>, came
after the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR), the People’s Law
Office, the American Friends Service Committee and the American Arab
Anti-Discrimination Committee <a
 href="http://electronicintifada.net/blogs/maureen-clare-murphy/us-sued-over-terrorist-designation-has-robbed-palestinian-american-basic">filed
a lawsuit</a> against the government in September challenging the
designation, made by the Clinton administration 17 years ago as
unconstitutional.</p>
<p>The designation was made by executive order, with no legal process,
no limitation in time, and no process to challenge it. Salah was the
only US citizen residing in the US ever to be subjected to such a
designation.</p>
<p>As a result of the designation Salah was “not permitted to get a
job, pay rent or a mortgage, pay for his children’s education, obtain
medical care or even buy a loaf of bread without first obtaining
approval from the Treasury Department,” a <a
 href="http://electronicintifada.net/blogs/maureen-clare-murphy/us-sued-over-terrorist-designation-has-robbed-palestinian-american-basic">release
from CCR</a> had explained at the time of the lawsuit.</p>
<p>The government decision to remove Salah from the list before the
case came to court may indicate that it judged it would lose a case,
and thus have its power limited. Salah had previously been tried and
acquitted on terrorism related charges, but served a 22 month sentence
for a conviction for giving a false answer in a questionnaire that was
part of a lawsuit backed by Zionist groups.</p>
<p>A 5 November notice titled “<a
 href="http://www.treasury.gov/resource-center/sanctions/OFAC-Enforcement/Pages/20121105.aspx">Anti-Terrorism
Designations; Anti-Terrorism Designations Removal</a>” on the
Department of Treasury website lists Salah, along with many of his
personal details.</p>
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