Outside the federal court house in Detroit on November 13 over 100
people demonstrated in support of Palestinian American community
leader Rasmea Odeh, 65, of Chicago who is being charged with
falsifying an application for U.S. citizenship two decades ago. Odeh
had been imprisoned for years by the Zionist regime in Palestine and
later immigrated to the U.S. and was granted citizenship.

a Rasmea Yousef Odeh demonstration IShe pled not guilty during the arraignment where the courtroom was
packed with her supporters. At present Odeh is the associate director
of the Arab American Action Network (AAAN).

Participants in the demonstration included representatives from the
Committee to Stop FBI Repression (CSFR), the Michigan Emergency
Committee Against War & Injustice (MECAWI), the Moratorium NOW!
Coalition, the Michigan chapter of the Council on American-Islamic
Relations (CAIR), the Palestine Office of Michigan, the Michigan
Coalition for Human Rights (MCHR), the National Lawyers Guild (NLG),
Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP), among others.

Odeh’s conditions of a $15,000 bond and travel restrictions to
northern Illinois and eastern Michigan were maintained by the court.


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