In the early morning of Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013, sixty-five year old Associate Director of the Arab American Action Network (AAAN), Rasmea Yousef Odeh, was arrested at her home by agents from the Department of Homeland Security. She was indicted in federal court that same morning, charge with Unlawful Procurement of Naturalization, an allegation based on answers she gave on a 20-year-old immigration application. On November 10th 2014, without a full and fair trial Rasmea Odeh was found guilty. She has been detained pending sentencing at the St. Clair County Jail in Port Huron, Michigan.
Rasmea, who has made it her life’s work to serve and help empower Palestinian, Arab, and Muslim families, is the victim of another politically-motivated witch-hunt by our federal law enforcement agencies, which continue to violate the civil rights of Arabs and Muslims with impunity, particularly those who are critical of U.S. support for Israel’s crimes against the Palestinian people.
To learn more, visit http://www.justice4rasmea.org/