Palestinian-American community activist and beloved womens’ rights advocate Rasmea Yousef Odeh will be arraigned in the U.S. District Court, 231 W Lafayette Boulevard in Detroit, Michigan on Wednesday, November 13th at 1:30 p.m. She’s battling an immigration charge that carries a possible 10 year prison sentence, and we’re urging supporters from across the Midwest to pack the courtroom in her support. We’ll gather in front of the court building in Detroit at 12:30 on November 13 — join us!
Chicagoans are leaving by car for Detroit at 5:00 AM on Wednesday, November 13. If you’ve got a car with space — or if you need a ride — contact email@example.com or call 773-301-0109. If you can’t make it to Detroit, please consider donating to Rasmea’s legal defense here: http://www.stopfbi.net/donate
The government’s case against Rasmea is clearly motivated by politics — and represents part of an ongoing wave of government repression against Palestinians and those who advocate for them. Check out this article in the Electronic Intifada to learn more about her case: http://electronicintifada.net/blogs/maureen-clare-murphy/palestinian-arrested-chicago-because-her-community-activism-groups-say
Supporters are demanding U.S. Attorney Barbara McQuade withdraw the indictment of Rasmea Yousef Odeh and drop all federal charges.
More information: http://www.stopfbi.net/