June 30, 2008
Dr. Al-Arian Unjustly Indicted!
Government abuses grand jury system to punish prominent civil rights activist
Alexandria, Virginia, June 30, 2008
Last Thursday, three months after refusing to testify before a third grand jury, Dr. Sami Al-Arian – whose trial has been the single most important test case of the PATRIOT Act – was charged on two counts of contempt of court. Dr. Al-Arian refused to testify not only because the plea agreement he concluded with the government in 2006 clearly exempts him from having to do so, but also because it was a clear perjury trap.
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It’s more than outrageous, Bunkie. I’ve been posting info about Sami for a while now, see the second link at the end of the post, Political Prisoners/Sami al-Arian/Suzi Hazahza.
How can this be happening in our country? Where is justice? Just when I think I’ve heard it all… thanks for helping get this story out.