The attorneys for both Yassin Aref and Mohammed Hossain (Yassin’s co-defendant) prepared appeals to the 2nd Circuit Court. At the same time, the Muslim Solidarity Committee organized a march and rally—the first one—and have marked the anniversary of their arrests (August 4) every year since 2007.
We discuss “who is a terrorist.” Kathy Manley reviews the main points in the appeal. We describe the trip fifty supporters took from Albany to New York City to hear the appeal.
And, the podcast would not be complete without Kathy describing the secret oral argument the government was allowed to make to the appeal judges. Neither the defense or the public allowed to be present at this secret hearing. Yes, folks, this happened in America.
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Episode 11: The CMU and The Appeal, Part 1
In this episode we will hear directly from Yassin about what life is like in the brutal CMU – Communications Management Unit prison in Terre Haute, Indiana.
While we were finding out more and more about this possibly illegal prison unit at Terre Haute from Yassin, the attorneys for both Yassin and Mohammed (Yassin’s co-defendant) were preparing appeals to the 2nd Circuit Court.
At the same time, the Muslim Solidarity Committee organized the first march and rally marking the anniversary of their arrests (August 4) and turned this into an annual event, because we will not forget the unjust prosecution and imprisonment of Yassin Aref and Mohammed Hossain.