Please Attend as Final Witnesses Testify in the Muhammad Salah Trial
The Muhammad Salah trial is in its final days, please attend to show your support for due process, anti-torture, and just application of the law. This case marks the first where an American court has allowed the prosecution of an American citizen based on an admission obtained under torture in a foreign country and in a language the defendant does not understand.
Mr. Muhammad, a long time Chicago-land resident, was arrested, tried, and jailed for several years while administering charitable aid to victims of the war-ravaged Palestinian territories. He was accused by the Israeli government of supporting terrorism.
This Week's Schedule:
- Thursday Morning Session
8:45 am - 12:00 noon
Thursday Evening Session
1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
[Dr. Bosaglu, a Turkish psychiatrist, is scheduled to testify January 4 on the psychological effects of torture]
Friday Session January 5th 10:30 am - 1:00 pm [Court will finalize jury instructions]
- (The Judge has designated an overflow room in 1719 for the duration of this week)
Monday Session January 8th 8:00 am - 5:30 noon [Joseph Ferguson will present closing arguments for the Government]
Tuesday Morning Session January 9th 8:45 am - 12:00 noon Tuesday Evening Session January 9th 1:00 pm - 5:30 pm [Closing arguments for the Government end, Salah defense presents closing arguments, and Ashqar defense presents closing arguments pending time considerations]
Wednesday Morning Session January 10th 8:45 am - 12:00 noon Wednesday Evening Session January 10th 1:00 pm - 5:30 pm [Ashqar defense presents/continues closing arguments, Reid Schar will present Government's second closing. Jury Instructions will be read by the court and the case will go into jury deliberation.]
You can leave any time during the trial, but you can get in only during breaks.
Where: Courtroom of Judge Amy St. Eve Room 1241 Dirksen Federal Building 219 S. Dearborn (at Jackson & Dearborn) Chicago, IL 60604
Contact: Christina Abraham, (312) 212-1520 / firstname.lastname@example.org
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