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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.
10/20/2010 Protest Obama at UW: Stop FBI Raids on Peace Activists
6/15/2011 Protests in 19 Cities Against FBI Probe and U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder Repression of Political Activists As Carlos Montes Appears in Court, National Protests Demand: “Drop the Charges! Stop FBI Attacks on Immigrants’ Rights, Anti-War and International Solidarity Activists!”
10/10/2010 Raids on Activists May Indicate FBI Abuse of Power
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! 
5/21/2014 Rasmea Odeh NOT pleading guilty For Immediate Release: Contrary to erroneous press reports, Rasmea Odeh is not pleading guilty. Today in the U.S.District Court in Detroit, MI, she requested a change of counsel and reported to Judge Paul Borman that she is going to trial.
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. 
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.
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.
6/17/2011 Rep. John Lewis writes to Attorney General Eric Holder about FBI repression The following letter was sent by Rep. John Lewis (5th District, Georgia) to Attorney General Eric Holder on May 13, 2011.