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Personal Stories of Preemptive Prosecution Part II:
A Call to Action!
Thursday December 16, 2010, 7:00 PM
Location: Furman Hall, NYU, 245 Sullivan Street, Room 216 (see map below)
RSVP greatly appreciated for attendance, childcare or access needs.
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The time for speeches is over!
Join us for the 1st ever Town Hall meeting with family members of wrongly convicted terror-suspects post-9-11.
Justice is still needed for these cases and this event will be for individuals wanting to learn what they can do to assist these families in receiving their constitutional rights. Each family will briefly discuss the current status of their loved one's case.
As a grassroots coalition of affected families, solidarity activists/organizations, and concerned community members, we will then determine what efforts are needed for each case, and set action items to work as a community to respond to the injustice that comes with preemptive prosecutions, often perpetuated by FBI agent provocateurs.
This event is for you, your rights, your freedoms...
The time for feeling helpless is over,
its time to act,
and work to bring justice for all!
This will be an forum where all are welcome to collaborate and contribute to develop solutions.
Attendees will include:
El-Hajj Mauri’ Saalakhan, Director of Operations for The Peace and Justice Foundation - a Muslim led grassroots human rights organization based in Metropolitan Washington, DC,
Alicia Mc Williams, aunt of David Williams, one of the Newburgh Four, the men charged with the attempted bombing of the Riverdale Temple.
Lejla Duka, 12 year old family member of the Fort Dix Five.
Faisal Hashmi, brother of Fahad Hashmi, who has been in pre-trial solitary confinement for over two years under the charges of providing material aid to Al-Qaeda
Lynne Jackson, a volunteer and one of the founders of Project Salam, an internet group that believes many innocent Muslims were targeted, prosecuted, and convicted in the hysteria following 9/11 and the Bush Administration’s violations of the US Constitution. The organization’s mission is to identify as many of these cases as possible, to advocate for their release, and to make sure that their names and the injustices against them are not forgotten.
Noor Elashi, Daughter of Ghassan Elashi of the Holy Land 5.
Siana Kaziu, Sister of Betim Kaziu
Dominick Calsolaro, Albany Common Council Member sponsored and help pass a resolution in the Albany, NY City Council entitled “Resolution Urging The U.S. Department Of Justice To Review The Convictions Of Muslims Who Were “Preemptively Prosecuted” To Ensure Their Fair Treatment Under The U.S. Constitution And Bill Of Rights.”
Marlene Jenkins, mother of Tarik Shaw
Laila Yaghi, mother of Ziyad Yaghi, will be representing families of the North Carolina Raleigh 7 case
Elizabeth McWilliams, mother of David Williams
Laila Yaghi, mother of Ziyad Yaghi from the Raleigh 7 case in North Carolina
Sharmin Sadequee, sister of Shifa Sadequee
Shaheena Parveen, mother of Siraj Matin
Other family members and lawyers from these entrapment cases will be present.
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Sponsored by: National Lawyers Guild (NLG), Middle Eastern Law Students Association (MELSA), Islamic Law Students Association (ILSA), Law Students for Human Rights (LSHR), WESPAC, Project SALAM, Muslim Solidarity Committee, NYU Law ACLU, Malcolm X Grassroots Movement, Pakistan Solidarity Network, Center for Human Rights and Global Justice at NYU Law School
Sites of interest:
Project SALAM: Support and Legal Advocacy for Muslims
Democracy Now! 'Entrapment or Foiling Terror? FBI's Reliance on Paid Informants Raises Questions about Validity of Terrorism Cases'
FBI engineers terror plot, creates terrorist