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Campaign to ‘Drop the charges against Rasmea Odeh’ grows

By staff |
November 10, 2013
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Minneapolis, MN - The struggle against the unjust indictment against veteran Palestinian American activist Rasmea Odeh is rapidly growing. Odeh, a respected leader in Chicago’s Arab and Muslim community, will have an arraignment hearing on a trumped-up immigration charge in Detroit on Nov. 13. She faces up to ten years in prison and deportation. A rally in support of Odeh will take place in front of the Detroit U.S. District Court building (231 W Lafayette Boulevard) at noon on Nov. 13. Mobilizations to attend the rally and hearing are underway in Chicago and Michigan.

Coinciding with the Detroit hearing and rally, actions in solidarity with Rasmea Odeh will take place across the U.S. Cities planning solidarity actions include Minneapolis, Salt Lake City, Milwaukee, Oakland and Philadelphia.

A statement from the Committee to Stop FBI Repression points out, “The charges against her are a political attack on her as an individual and on Palestinian, Arab and Muslim communities across the U.S. as a whole. The U.S. government is now carrying out enforcement of the Israeli occupation of Palestine. They are attacking Rasmea as they attacked the Holy Land Foundation, as they attacked the 23 anti-war and international solidarity activists in 2010 and as they attacked Carlos Montes.”