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2/2/2017 Rasmea Odeh Defense Team Files Motion to Dismiss Indictment Today, the lawyers defending Palestinian American activist Rasmea Odeh moved to dismiss the new indictment that was brought against her in December 2016.  The motion and supporting brief argue that the government’s “superseding indictment has substantially broadened the scope of the trial and the evidence that will be relevant and at issue.”
12/30/2016 Rasmea Needs Your Support! Against all odds, your dedication has helped us wrestle the possibility of victory from the jaws of defeat. We can’t stop, we won’t stop, and we need you to stay with us. Rasmea Odeh, Palestinian community leader, is in Chicago today, continuing her important organizing work there. And she’s home because of you! 
12/24/2016 Rasmea retrial set for May 16, 2017; Support the defense now! This morning, Rasmea Odeh and her defense attorney Michael Deutsch called into Judge Gershwin Drain's courtroom in Detroit, where the judge and Assistant U.S. Attorney Jonathan Tukel were in attendance. The parties all agreed on May 16, 2017, as the new starting date for Rasmea's retrial.
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!