Boosting Hopes of a Retrial, Court Rules Palestinian Activist Rasmea Odeh Was Denied Due Process

February 25, 2016

Palestinian activist and torture survivor Rasmea Odeh today received a significant boost from the 6th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals, which unanimously vacated her 2014 conviction of an immigration violation, thereby opening the possibility of a retrial.

“This isn’t a full victory yet, of course,”cautioned Nesreen Hasan of the Rasmea Defense Committee. “But it really is what we were hoping for and anticipating at this stage. The conviction wasn’t overturned altogether, but at least Judge Drain will be forced to rethink his decision on the torture evidence.” ...

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