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8/30/2016 Rasmea’s prosecutors deny the horror of torture; Judge Drain accepts their argument Rasmea Odeh, a survivor of vicious torture at the hands of the Israeli military, will be compelled to undergo hours of psychological evaluation by a government forensic examiner, according to a ruling by federal Judge Gershwin Drain. Drain cancelled a Sept. 22 hearing on the matter in Detroit, where supporters from across the Midwest had planned to join Odeh.
8/10/2016 Prosecutors launch new legal attack on Palestinian American leader Rasmea Odeh Attorneys representing Palestinian American icon, Rasmea Odeh, are pushing back against a new legal attack by federal prosecutors.
6/15/2016 More victories for the defense in Rasmea’s case Over 100 people from all over the Midwest gathered in Detroit to support Rasmea Odeh as she, her attorneys, and the prosecution appeared before Judge Gershwin Drain for a status conference on Monday, June 13, 2016.
4/21/2016 Rasmea’s supporters to mobilize for another status hearing in Detroit On Monday, June 13, 2016, Rasmea Odeh will appear with her attorneys before Judge Gershwin Drain for a status conference at the federal courthouse in Detroit, Michigan.
2/27/2016 Rasmea Defense Committee celebrating today, planning next steps Yesterday’s ruling from the Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals represents a great victory in the case of Rasmea Odeh, the legendary Palestinian American icon who was convicted of a politically motivated immigration violation in 2014, and sentenced to 18 months in prison and deportation last year.
2/25/2016 Decision in Rasmea Odeh appeal a partial victory This morning, a ruling from the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals represents a partial victory in the case of Rasmea Odeh, the legendary Palestinian American icon who was convicted of a politically motivated immigration charge in 2014, and sentenced to 18 months in prison and deportation last year.
1/26/2016 Wednesday, Jan. 27 Social Media Campaign: #Justice4Rasmea! Join the Rasmea Defense Committee for a social media campaign Wednesday, January 27th, in support of Palestinian American icon Rasmea Odeh—and prepare for an Emergency Response to the appellate court decision!
9/25/2015 5th anniversary of the FBI raids today - Donate to free Rasmea Odeh On the anniversary of the FBI raids on anti-war and international solitary activists, contribute to the defense of Rasmea Odeh
3/12/2015 Rasmea Odeh to speak at her sentencing March 12 Today, Rasmea Odeh, Chicago’s 67-year-old Palestinian community leader, will speak directly to Judge Gershwin Drain in a Detroit federal court, to describe her extraordinary life story and explain why he should not sentence her to imprisonment following her conviction in November 2014 on a single charge of Unlawful Procurement of Naturalization. 
2/25/2015 Defense attorneys file "sentencing memorandum" calling for judge NOT to imprison Rasmea Odeh Today, defense attorneys for Rasmea Odeh, Chicago’s 67-year-old Palestinian community leader, filed a “sentencing memorandum” in a Detroit federal court, arguing that Odeh “should not be sentenced to further imprisonment” following her conviction in November 2014 on a single charge of Unlawful Procurement of Naturalization.