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As punishment for insubordination, Dr. Dhafir’s personal items have been taken from him for 30 days. A letter he wrote to a prison official was perceived by the recipient as condescending, even though Dr. Dhafir did not intend it to be. He asks our help to alleviate some of the major impact this is having on him, particularly his health.

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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.

Today is the 12th anniversary of the arrest and incarceration of Dr. Rafil Dhafir and the interrogation of 150 local Muslim families.  Members of the Dr. Dhafir Support Committee will be giving out post cards with information about Dr. Dhafir’s case on Marshall Street (university area), Syracuse, New York, February 26th, 2015, between noon and 2 p.m.   (more…)

CRIME OF COMPASSION: In response to the brutal US and UK-sponsored sanctions against Iraq Dr. Rafil Dhafir founded the charity Help the Needy, and for 13 years he worked tirelessly to raise money to send food and medicine to starving Iraqi civilians. As a result of this charity, on February 26, 2003, just one week after the arrest of Professor Sami Al-Arian, Dhafir was subject to a high-profile arrest. As in Al-Arian’s case, then-Attorney General announced that, “funders of terrorism have been arrested,” (more…)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 18, 2014

Contact:

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…)

Rawstory

CNN host Chris Cuomo said Thursday night that recent comments made by religious scholar Reza Aslan showed why some Americans had apprehensions about the Islamic faith. (more…)

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