The Crescent Report

October 28, 2010

New hearing for Dr. Sami Al-Arian this Friday on Oct 29th in Alexandria, VA Federal Court

Filed under: From the Desk of Imam Mahdi Bray — Imam Mahdi Bray @ 1:05 pm


Quote of the Day: “Justice delayed is justice denied”.

Imam Mahdi Bray

New hearing for Dr. Sami Al-Arian this Friday on Oct 29th in Alexandria, VA Federal Court


MAS Freedom encourages community to support Dr. Al Arian and attend this important hearing.


A new hearing in the case of Dr.Sami Al Arian has been set for Friday, October 29th, 2010.


The U.S. government recently filed a motion requesting  Federal Judge Leonie Brinkema to deny Dr. Arian’s defense motion, submitted to the court 18 months ago, to dismiss the criminal contempt charge against him. In the latest motion, the government  asked the judge to deny the dismissal request and to reverse her decision allowing AR. Al Arian to present a defense in the event of a trial. This marks the fourth time that the government has attempted to prevent Dr. Al Arian’s Defense team, lead by George Washington University Law Professor Jonathan Turley and Attorney P. J. Meitl, from presenting evidence at the trial. The judge denied all prior motions by the prosecution.


At the upcoming hearing, Judge Brinkema is expected to rule on whether Dr. Al Arian should stand trial or if all charges against him should be dropped. all together.


Mahdi Bray, Executive Director of MAS Freedom, stated, “In a time when the nation is in grave economic difficulty, the government  continues to waste millions of the tax dollars on a legal fishing expedition. It is time for the prosecution to drop these unjustifiable charges and let Dr. Al Arian and his family live in peace.


“This continued  persecution of Dr. Sami Al-Arian never amounted to a more than a  political show trial that has already been rejected by a federal jury. It is time for this political abuse of the judicial system to end.”, Bray continued.


MAS Freedom encourages you to mark your calendar and attend the hearing this Friday, October 29th at 8:30 AM (the hearing begins at 9:00 AM sharp).  It will be held at the United States Federal Courthouse located  at 401 Courthouse Square, Alexandria, VA 22314. There have been several hearing in the past but this is considered to be the most important one.


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