The FBI carried out a series of raids of homes of activists, and the Justice Department subpoenaed them to appear before a grand jury. Come hear from those who have been directly affected and from the Chicago civil liberties community, which has been mobilizing to bring to light the realities of grand jury proceedings and the right to freedom of speech.
Illinois Congressmen Luis Gutierrez and other State Congressmen join to send letters questioning the FBI investigation of 23 Midwestern anti-war and international solidarity activists.
The U.S. government has frozen the bank accounts of human rights activists Hatem Abudayyeh and his wife, Naima. This unwarranted attack on a leading member of the Palestinian community in Chicago is the latest escalation of civil rights violations of anti-war and Palestinian human rights activists by the FBI.
CAIR-Chicago’s Communications Coordinator speaks with Fox News on how the FBI is questioning travelers from Libya in Chicago.
CAIR-Chicago’s Communications Coordinator speaks to ABC News about the recent FBI questioning of Libyan visitors in Chicago.
Civil Rights Director Christina Abraham spoke at the Midwest Regional Conference of the Committee to Stop FBI Repression on February 12.
Christina Abraham is invited to to speak during the Midwest Regional Conference to discuss the legislative efforts linked with the Anti-War movements in America. Ethnic group leaders from across the Midwest will gather together and talk about the updates from the struggles against repression from FBI and Grand Jurys. Also a silent auction to help benefit the Committee to Stop FBI Repression.
Amina Sharif issued a statement today on behalf of CAIR-Chicago, condemning the FBI’s recent raids on the homes of local anti-war activists who have dedicated their lives towards peacefully organizing for justice at home and abroad.
CAIR-Chicago attended a protest outside FBI headquarters where Executive Director Ahmed Rehab spoke out against intimidation tactics used by the government against anti-war activists. Rehab also talked to CBS and the Chicago Tribune about the need to speak out against such tactics.
“Ahmed Rehab, executive director of the Chicago chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, said Monday that the investigation into Abudayyeh’s organization was ‘a waste of taxpayer dollars.’
‘Hatem is a longtime, respected leader in the community. It is unthinkable that he would have any connections to terrorism,’ Rehab said. ‘This is a new low. … This is an example of FBI overreach when it comes to activism or commentary on the (Middle East) conflict.’”