Justice for Rasmea Odeh! Hear Rasmea speak! Potluck!

Event Information
Thu, 2015-06-11 18:00 - 20:00
2621 W 24th Pl
Chicago, IL 60608
United States

Local Palestinian activist Rasmea Odeh is asking to speak to organized groups of supporters by video conference on the day after her defense attorney Michael Deutsch files her appeal. Michael Deutsch will also be on the video conference to explain her appeal, the appeal process, and what to expect as we struggle for justice.

Rasmea is the 68-year-old Palestinian-American community leader who was tortured by the Israelis in 1969. She was targeted for political repression by the U.S. government and put on trial last year. She was unable to obtain a fair trial, where she could speak about the torture and rape by the Israeli occupation army, and thus was convicted. Outrageously, given the minor charges against her, she was sentenced to 18 months in prison, followed by deportation. She is at home, in Chicago, preparing for her appeal.

The appeal will take place in Cincinnati, Ohio at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit. We want to be there with a large Chicago contingent for when the appeal happens this fall, possibly September. 

We're asking folks to bring a dish to pass and, in addition to the video conference, we will also be fundraising for Rasmea's legal defense and Antiwar Committee Chicago. However, the event is free and everyone is welcome! Please ring the large doorbell and/or call (815) 988-8631 when you arrive.

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