Chicago activist to be tried in Detroit court for immigration case
Posted on Tuesday, June 21st, 2016 at 7:17 pm
Chicago-based activist Rasmea Odeh, who was found guilty of lying in order to obtain United States citizenship came back to a court in Detroit, Michigan for the reconsideration of her case.
Federal Judge Gershwin Drain was asked to consider if the statements Odeh made alleging that she suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after her time in an Israeli prison were true. Odeh’s conviction could be dismissed if Drain concludes that she did indeed suffer from PTSD, as verified by a PTSD expert. Drain excluded Odeh’s claims of PTSD during the 2014 trial. Attorneys and the judge said last Monday, June 14 that a second trial would be conducted in 2017 if it was deemed necessary.
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