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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…)

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…)

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