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Palestinian activist Rasmea Odeh Has Conviction Thrown Out


Palestinian activist Rasmea Odeh | Photo: Justice 4 Rasmea
teleSUR – February 26, 2016

A U.S. appellate court on Thursday vacated the conviction of Palestinian activist Rasmea Odeh for allegedly lying on U.S. immigration papers 20 years earlier.

Odeh, 67, was put on trial in November 2014 for allegedly falsifying immigration documents when she first entered the U.S.. Odeh had denied ever having been “charged, convicted or imprisoned for a crime,” but the government maintained that she lied as she had been convicted in an Israeli military court for allegedly bombing a supermarket.

Odeh said she was subjected to torture and rape by Israeli interrogators and forced to sign a false confession.

The U.S. federal appeals court panel ruled that Odeh’s sentencing judge had improperly excluded testimony about the psychological trauma Odeh suffered while in Israeli military custody.

“The court’s decision presents a great victory to anti-torture advocates and survivors of torture,” said the Center for Constitutional Rights in a press release.

Odeh’s case will now return to the district judge for a possible retrial.

February 26, 2016 - Posted by | Ethnic Cleansing, Racism, Zionism, Subjugation - Torture | , , , , ,

1 Comment »

  1. Now, this is good news. I’ve followed Ms. Odeh’s case for at least two years; made numerous calls to the uncaring prosecutor and other justice (sic) officials; and felt much frustration and anger at the injustice visited on her via the charade of her trial and the “kangaroo” judge. I guess this might not be the end of her trauma, but at least this one judicial element has shown that it is not controlled by the Zionist monster intent on taking over every facet of life in Zio-Occupied USA. Viva Ms. Rasmea Odeh and Viva her ancestral home, Palestine!


    Comment by roberthstiver | February 27, 2016 | Reply

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