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10th Anniversary of his arrest, Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

Contact: Katherine Hughes

Tel: 315 479 6897

Email: katherinehugh [at]

Two Events: (more…)

What: A 10th anniversary vigil for Dr. Dhafir and Help the Needy
Where: the Syracuse Federal Building
When: Tuesday, February 26th, 2013 at noon

For more information contact Madis Senner at 315 463 5369 or email Katherine Hughes at katherinehugh [at]

See how the government framed this prosecution of Muslim charity for a success in its “war on terror” Read Katherine’s article Anatomy of “Terrorism” Prosecution: Dr. Rafil Dhafir and the Help the Needy Muslim Charity Case, also available as a free e-book download (24 pages)

Dr. Dhafir’s second appeal was heard at the Second Circuit Court of Appeals in New York City on Monday, February 4th, 2013

Here’s a report of the hearing that I sent to Dr. Dhafir on Tuesday, February 5th, 2013.  An appeals is not about innocence or guilt, it deals only with legal technicality and how the trial was conducted, and gets increasingly narrower as it goes along.  Only the court record can be challenged (more…)

Katherine’s “Anatomy of a ‘Terrorism’ Prosecution: Dr. Rafil Dhafir and the Help the Needy Muslim Charity Case,” has been published as an e-book by ColdType and is available for download here.

Eric Posner gives intellectual cover to the unitary executive

Philip Geraldi The American Conservative (more…)

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The Brief for Dr. Dhafir’s latest appeal was filed in the Second Circuit court on June 27th, 2012.  The government has until September 26th to respond.

On Friday, February 3rd 2012, Judge Norman Mordue resentenced Dr. Rafil Dhafir to 22 years in prison in large part because he is unrepentant about sending food and medicine to starving Iraqi civilians in violation of the International Economic Emergency Powers Act (IEEPA). So that the burden of continuing legal costs does not fall solely on Dr. Dhafir’s family, we are hoping to find 100 people willing to contribute between $35 and $100 dollars each to his appeal fund. (more…)

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