Katherine’s Writing

I’ve always loved Sebastião Salgado’s photographs and saw an exhibition at the Glasgow Museum of Modern Art (GoMA) many years ago: stunning.  This beautiful talk by Salgado is food for the soul (16 mins); very uplifting; and much needed for the times in which we live. Katherine

Katherine will be giving a short talk about civil liberties and Dr. Dhafir’s case at the Petit Branch Library in Syracuse, New York, today at 3 p.m.

Read Katherine’s two most recent articles: Fairness and Justice? and Anatomy of a “Terrorism” Prosecution

See a Memorandum that Dr. Dhafir’s attorney Charles Swift has recently submitted for a 2255 Habeas Corpus Petition. New evidence from a FOIA request exposes the government’s duplicity in its prosecution of the case.

Members of the Dr. Dhafir Support Committee gave out post cards on Marshall Street in Syracuse, New York, today between noon and 2 p.m. to commemorate the 12th anniversary of the arrest and incarceration of Dr. Rafil Dhafir, and the interrogation of 150 local Muslim families. It was a more satisfying endeavor than creating a spectacle for the media as we were able to reach people directly.  (more…)



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

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