Rasmea Odeh's Appeal Gains
Publisher: Against the Current
Date Written: 01/07/2016
Year Published: 2016
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX21455
Palestinian activist and Chicago community leader Rasmea Odeh is gaining ground in her struggle for a new trial, following her 2014 conviction for "unlawful procurement of naturalization."
After the conference ended, Rasmea joined the waiting crowd chanting her name, and Michael Deutsch, her lead attorney, addressed the media, explaining that a tentative date for a new trial has been set for January 10, 2017!
This is what the Rasmea Defense Committee has been anticipating ever since the appellate court decision a few months ago. (At her trial) Rasmea was not allowed to tell the entire story of Israel forcing her to falsely confess to alleged bombings in 1969, when she endured over three weeks of vicious sexual, physical, and psychological torture at the hands of the Israeli military.
Rasmea suffers from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) because of this torture, which, according to world renowned psychologist, Dr. Mary Fabri, caused her to suppress the horrible recollection of the arrest when she answered questions on her immigration application.