Justice for Rasmea Odeh

Event Information
Date: 
Tue, 2016-11-22 18:00 - 21:00
Location: 
Belmar Square Park
7241 W. Custer Avenue
Lakewood, CO 80226
United States

Tom Burke, spokesperson for the Committee to Stop FBI Repression visting from Michigan where Rasmea Odeh is on trial in Detroit.

"Rasmea Odeh is the target of U.S. government repression because she stands for equality, freedom and justice. Rasmea Odeh is a “serve the people” leader of the Arab American community in Chicago, an icon of the Palestinian liberation movement, and a determined activist for equality and justice for women and all oppressed peoples.

Two years ago the U.S. government raided and arrested her, put her on trial for a minor immigration paper work problem, and is attempting to imprison and deport her. In an unfair trial where she was not allowed to talk about being tortured by the Israeli Military, she was found guilty and sentenced to 18 months in prison and then deportation to a country other than her own. This trial was overturned by an appeals court in Cincinnati. A victory for the movement in solidarity with Rasmea Odeh.

At 69, Rasmea Odeh embodies the life long struggle of the Palestinian people to be free from colonization and occupation."

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