On Thursday, three judges at a US Court of Appeal challenged District Judge Gershwin Allen Drain’s November 2014 conviction against Palestinian Muslim activist Rasmea Yousef Odeh, 68, for not telling “the whole truth” on her immigration papers.
The judges agreed that Drain had denied Odeh a fair trail for not allowing Mary Fabri, an American torture expert, to testify that Israeli army thugs got Odeh sign an affidavit of being involved in bombing of a Jewish market (like Paris kosher market) under severe torture in 1969. They ordered a re-trail which Odeh’s defense lawyer Michael Deutsch has called “partial victory”.
Rasmea Odeh is a leading member of Chicago’s 500,000 strong Muslim and Palestinian community – also known a Little Arabia. Since September 11, 2001 Israeli false flag operation, the community and followers of the Nation of Islam have been a major target of Zionist-Jewish mafia including FBI and DHS.
In 2013, Rasmea received the Outstanding Community Leader Award from the Chicago Cultural Alliance, which described her as a woman who has “dedicated over 40 years of her life to the empowerment of Arab women, first in her homes of Palestine, Jordan and Lebanon, where she was an activist and practicing attorney, and then the past 10 years in Chicago.”
On October 22, 2013, Rasmea Odeh was arrested at her home by agents from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), a billion dollars Jewish Scam. She was indicted in federal court, charged with Unlawful Procurement of Naturalization, an allegation based on answers she gave on a 20-year-old immigration application. Rasmea, her supporters, and her legal team say that the immigration charge was nothing but a pretext to attack this icon of the Palestine liberation movement.
The DHS claims that Rasmea failed to disclose that she was convicted by the Israelis of participating in bombings in 1969. This conviction in a military court was the result of a false confession made after she was viciously tortured and raped by Israeli military authorities for weeks. There is no due process in Israeli military courts, which “convict” over 99% of Palestinians who come before them, and “evidence” from these should not be accepted in a court in the U.S.
Despite this, Rasmea’s case on immigration charges went to trial in Detroit in November 2014.
Federal Judge Gershwin Drain allowed the Israeli military court conviction to be entered into evidence, but barred testimony about her torture at the hands of her Israeli captors. That ruling eliminated the testimony of expert witness Dr. Mary Fabri, a clinical psychologist who has decades of experience working with torture survivors. Fabri was prepared to testify that the allegedly false answers on the immigration forms were the result of Rasmea’s chronic Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
In March 2015, Barack Obama-appointed Afro-American Judge Drain, 67, a Zionist Christian (member of Jewish-founded NAACP since 1989) sentenced her to 18 months in jail, stripped her of US citizenship and ordered her to be deported to Jordan after completing the jail sentence.
Rasmea never set out to hide her past. She had testified about her torture at the United Nations when she was released in 1979. As her lead attorney, Michael Deutsch, said: It was well known that she was convicted, and traded. The US Embassy knew it, the State Department knew it, and Immigration should have known it.
Rasmea who was sentenced to life imprisonment by an Israeli military court, spent 10 years in Israeli jail. She was released in prisoner exchange between Israel and PLO in 1979. She appeared in a 2004 documentary (watch below).