Free Political Prisoners in US Jails – Statement and Event Series

SUPPORT POLITICAL PRISONERS SHEIKH MOHAMMED AL-MOAYAD and MOHAMED ZAYAD On March 10, 2005, Sheikh Mohamad Al-Moayad and Mohamad Zayad were convicted on charges of providing “material support” to Hamas, in […]

SUPPORT POLITICAL PRISONERS SHEIKH MOHAMMED AL-MOAYAD and MOHAMED ZAYAD

On March 10, 2005, Sheikh Mohamad Al-Moayad and Mohamad Zayad were
convicted on charges of providing “material support” to Hamas, in one
of the more egregious frame-up cases of the U.S. government’s
so-called “war on terror.” Far from being a prosecution aimed at
safeguarding the United States, the government sought out two Yemeni
citizens, well-known for their numerous charitable endeavors, and
brought them to the U.S. for the sole purpose of prosecuting them for
their entirely legal activities in Yemen, at the sole instigation of a
notoriously unreliable informant who has repeatedly pressured the FBI
itself for more money for his services. During the trial of these men,
the government attempted to block the entry of a Palestinian-born
defense attorney into the case, alleging that her “foreign-born”
status posed an “increased risk.” The prejudice and racism of the
prosecution was revealed on numerous occasions, including one
prosecutor’s reference to a Qu’ranic verse as the “terrorist verse.”
This case is a microcosm of the reality of the “war on terror” inside
the U.S., what has proven to be a “war of terror” against Arabs and
Muslims.

Your support is needed as the sentencing date nears for these
political prisoners!

Please read the background of the case online here:
//www.al-awdany.org/politicalprisoners/pcbackground.html
Also, read more about this case in the June/July issue of Al-Awda Newspaper:
//newjerseysolidarity.org/alawda/july2005/politicalprisoners.shtml

And learn more about the case this Saturday, July 23, in New York City:
DEFEND POLITICAL PRISONERS: A Night in Solidarity

Saturday July 23, 2005 – 7pm
ALWAN
16 Beaver Street, 4th Floor
DIRECTIONS: take the N or R to Whitehall St./South Ferry, or the 4
train to Bowling Green

The New York Committee to Defend Palestine will be hosting a summer
series of events that bring together advocates for political prisoners
Sami Al-Arian, the Cuban 5, Sheikh Al-Moayad and Mohammad Zayed, Mumia
Abu-Jamal, Leonard Peltier, Assata Shakur, Russell Maroon Shoats,
Lynne Stewart and others, to discuss these cases, provide updates, and
share information and plans for action.

Join us on Saturday, July 23 to hear analysis and updates about the
cases of Sheikh Mohammed Al-Moayad and Mohammed Zayad, Mumia Abu-Jamal
and Assata Shakur!

Featuring:
PAM AFRICA on the case of Mumia Abu-Jamal
BROTHER SHEPARD MCDANIEL on the case of Assata Shakur
AL-AWDA NEW YORK on the case of Sheikh Mohammed Al-Moayad and Mohammed Zayad

Stay for discussion, literature and information sharing, and musical
performances featuring Movement in Motion and Ash-One.

FREE ALL POLITICAL PRISONERS NOW!

Event Sponsored by New York Committee to Defend Palestine and Movement in Motion