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Protest demands freedom for Palestine, drop the charges against Rasmea Odeh

By Mick Kelly |
October 3, 2014
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Minneapolis protesters demand freedom for Palestine, drop charges against Rasmea
Minneapolis protesters brave cold and rain to demand freedom for Palestine, drop the charges against Rasmea Odeh (Fight Back! News/Staff)

Minneapolis, MN – About 25 people joined at the Federal Building here, Oct. 2 at 4:30 p.m., to demand an end to government repression against Palestinian American leader Rasmea Odeh and to support the struggle against the occupation of Palestine.

Meredith Aby-Keirstead, of the Minnesota Committee to Stop FBI Repression and the Anti-War Committee urged participants to plan on attending Odeh’s trial in Detroit. The trial is scheduled to start Nov. 4.

The Minneapolis protest coincided with Odeh’s court appearance in Detroit. The U.S. government is trying to prosecute her for allegedly lying on her immigration papers - about her Israeli imprisonment 45 years ago. The wrongful conviction in Palestine was the result of vicious physical and sexual torture by the Israeli military.

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