Pack the Court!
WHEN: Friday, December 16th, 2011 8:30am
WHERE: Moakley Federal Courthouse
1 Courthouse Way, Boston, MA
Supporters have filled the courtroom daily, maintaining a strong
presence over the past 2 months. The defense has consistently to put
forth strong arguments and the case has come to a close. Closing
statements will be this Friday, in which both sides will present
their conclusions. The judge will go over detailed jury instructions
and the jurors will begin the deliberation process.
*Now is the time to step it up and give that last push to do what we can!*
*The Tarek Mehanna Support Committee is calling for supporters to
PACK THE COURT this Friday for closing statements!*
Please be in the court by 8:30 as the courtroom will most-likely fill
up quickly. We will help facilitate seating arrangements to the best
of our abilities. However, we encourage you to come even if you have
to come late or leave early; any amount of time you can be there
makes a difference!
Also, please note that we are calling for a rally at the Federal
Building at 1pm the day after the verdict is announced, regardless of
the outcome (we pray that we will be celebrating, insha'Allah!). Of
course, we don't know what day that will be yet so please keep an eye
out for updates.
We want to sincerely thank everyone who has come to court throughout
the course of the trial. It's been amazing to see such an
overwhelming supporter turnout each day for the past 2 months! This
show of support is both a testament to Dr. Mehanna's history of
service to the community and also to the outrageousness of the case
For those of you who may not know, Dr. Mehanna has already spent two
years in pre-trial solitary confinement under 23 hour lock-down. He
is accused of "material support for terrorism" and related charges.
His real offense in the eyes of the US government was his courage as
a Muslim and a man of conscience: his opposition to wars in
Afghanistan and Iraq; his vocal support for other Muslims falsely
imprisoned by the US government and; his refusal to work as an
informant for the FBI in the Muslim community. For these stands he
now faces the possibility of life in prison.
Up to date reports on the trial can be found at
More background on Tarek's case and the campaign to defend him can be
found at www.freetarek.com
Saturday, December 17, 2011
Pack the Court!