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|Rally! All Out to Defend Rasmea Odeh!|
|Date||Tuesday June 10|
|Time||4:00 PM - 6:00 PM|
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Martin Luther King Jr. Library
150 E. San Fernando St.
San Jose, CA
|coordinator [at] sanjosepeace.org|
|Address||48 S. 7th Street, San Jose CA|
All out to defend Rasmea Odeh! Drop the Charges NOW!
SBCAPR (South Bay Committee Against Political Repression), SJPJC (San Jose Peace & Justice Center),
Justice for Palestinians
A Palestinian woman, Rasmea Odeh, was arrested at her home on the morning of Oct. 22 2013, by agents of the Department of Homeland Security.
She is charged with immigration fraud. Allegedly, in her application for citizenship, she didn’t mention that she was arrested in Palestine 45 years ago by an Israeli military court that detains Palestinians without charge - a court that has over 200 children in prison today and does not recognize the rights of Palestinians to due process.
The arrest appears to be related to the case of the 23 anti-war activists subpoenaed to a grand jury in 2010. Well-known labor, community and international solidarity activists around the Midwest had their homes raided by the FBI when the U.S. attorney alleged that they had provided material support to foreign terrorist organizations in Palestine and Colombia.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Barry Jonas is leading the investigation against the 23. He was at the courtroom in Chicago the morning of 22nd October 2013, consulting with the assistant U.S. attorney who was presenting the indictment to the judge against Odeh. Jonas was also the prosecutor in the case of the Holy Land Five, the heads of the largest Muslim charity in the U.S. before 9/11. He was successful in getting prison sentences for as long as 65 years for the five men, who provided charity to children in Gaza.