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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…)



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…)


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…)

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


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

Contact: Katherine Hughes

Tel: 315 479 6897

Email: katherinehugh [at]

Two Events: (more…)

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