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Charles Swift, Director & Counsel

Constitutional Law Center for Muslims in America (more…)

A Notice of Appearance  by retired Lieutenant Commander of the Judge Advocate General’s Corps, Charles Swift, was filed yesterday on Dr. Dhafir’s case. Dr. Dhafir is in his twelfth year of a 22-year prison sentence for sending humanitarian aid to Iraq during the U.S. and U.K.-led UN sanctions. Dhafir recently submitted a 2255 Habeas Corpus petition by himself.  Swift has now taken over as counsel.


Dr. Dhafir put his 2255 habeas corpus petition in the mail yesterday to meet the November 4th, 2014 deadline.  He says:

I feel a big load off my shoulder (more…)

Today is the 10th anniversary of my first day attending Dr. Dhafir’s 17-week trial: Judge Mordue gave instructions to the jury, then prosecutors and defense attorneys presented an overview of the case.  My early postings (some during the trial) can be seen here (scroll down for links to early posts), and see some photos of pages from my eight notebooks here (scroll down).  After the trial, I started to go through the 60-count indictment to say why I didn’t believe the government had proven its case. If you would like to be added to a list that receives updates about Dr. Dhafir’s case: katherinehugh [at] gmail.com  If you would like to become a member of the Dr. Dhafir Support Committee: macgregoreddy [at] gmail.com

Katherine was interviewed today 4/25/14 about the latest in Dr. Dhafir’s case (30 mins.).  This interview is also available on ICH.

Write to:  Rafil Dhafir, #11921-052-Unit HB, Federal Medical Center Deven, PO Box 879, Ayer MA 01432

Katherine’s most recent article: Anatomy of a “Terrorism” Prosecution: Dr. Rafil Dhafir and the Help the Needy Muslim Charity Case

Thank you to the Post-Standard for publishing five letters in response to Mr. Sanders’ letter about John Pilger’s article:

Government purposely complicated Dhafir case

To the Editor: (more…)

Responses to S. Douglas Saunders 12/11/12 letter to the Post-Standard about John Pilger’s article on Dr. Dhafir’s case:

John Pilger is a veteran investigative journalist and documentary filmmaker of some 40 years.  He has twice won Britain’s Journalist of the Year Award, and his documentaries have gained awards in Britain and worldwide. (more…)

Please write to the Post-Standard and ask that, in the interest of fairness and justice, it publish veteran journalist, and documentary film maker, John Pilger’s recent article on Dr. Rafil Dhafir’s case, The end of justice in America: John Pilger has waived his fee and so no syndication payment is required.

A recent email on behalf of the Dr. Dhafir Support Committee has gone unanswered; with your help we hope the Post-Standard will publish the article.  Write to: Stan Linhorst, Senior Managing Editor: slinhorst@syracuse.com with copies to: Mike Connor, Executive Editor: mconnor@syracuse.com, Janis Barth: Managing, Editor: jbarth@syracuse.com, Rich Sullivan, Managing Editor: rsullivan@syracuse.com

Please be courteous in your correspondence; thank you on behalf of the Dr. Dhafir Support Committee.


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