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Great response to online petition demanding ‘Drop charges against Rasmea Odeh’

By staff |
November 25, 2013
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Chicago, IL – More than 2500 people have signed the online petition demanding the federal government drop the charges against longtime Palestinian community leader Rasmea Odeh. Odeh is facing a trumped up immigration charge that could lead to imprisonment, the stripping of her U.S. citizenship and deportation.

Jess Sundin, of the Committee to Stop FBI Repression states, “The online petition is a powerful tool in two ways. First, each signature generates direct messages to those in power who will decide whether and how to proceed with Rasmea's case. The decision to prosecute an immigration case 20 years after Rasmea entered the U.S. is politically motivated. It's important that we pressure them to stand down, making it clear that the world is watching this case and standing behind this important Palestinian community leader.”

“Second, we are trying to build a base of support that Rasmea can count on. Everyone who signs on can be contacted again as the need for new actions arise. This is a concrete way to lend your support today and to stand by for whatever is needed next to defend Rasmea Odeh in the days ahead,” said Sundin.

Fight Back! readers can sign the petition by going to http://www.stopfbi.net/sign-petition-rasmea-odeh

 

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