Absolutely outrageous. 8-to-10 years for a pie in the face and harsh words? Ask yourself what would have happened if Levin was a republican, or if they’d been tea-baggers. Probably time served and a few hundred bucks. Help these fine folks out please. -WG
Via Infoshop News
A CALL FOR SUPPORT AND SOLIDARITY
Michigan Human Rights Activists Face Nearly a Decade in Prison for Anti-Imperialist, Anti-War Protest
Ahlam Mohsen and Max Kantar are both facing felony federal assault charges for their roles in an anti-imperialist, anti-war action that took place during a Democratic Party meeting in Big Rapids, Michigan on August 16, 2010. At the meeting, which was attended by Senator Carl Levin—Chairman of the Armed Services Committee in the U.S. Senate—Max Kantar, 23, stood up and denounced Sen. Levin for his complicity in and support for U.S. war crimes and crimes against humanity in the Middle East. After Kantar was finished speaking, Ahlam Mohsen, 23, pushed an apple pie into Levin’s face.
Mohsen and Kantar now face up to EIGHT YEARS IN FEDERAL PRISON for speaking out against U.S. atrocities and mass murder against the peoples of Iraq, Palestine, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and elsewhere.
Mohsen and Kantar’s legal defense team is in IMMEDIATE NEED OF FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE. Please make checks payable to attorney JEROME GOLDBERG and mail to 2920 East Jefferson, Suite 101, Detroit, MI 48207. Alternatively, for more information, email the CAMPAIGN TO FREE AHLAM MOHSEN AND MAX KANTAR at firstname.lastname@example.org. Either way, send us an email if you’re interested in helping out.
The CAMPAIGN also calls on all freedom- and justice-loving people to respectfully demand that the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Michigan drop all charges against Ahlam Mohsen and Max Kantar. Assistant U.S. Attorney HAGEN FRANK is prosecuting the case. SENATOR CARL LEVIN should also be contacted and urged to put an end to the POLITICAL PROSECUTION of Ahlam Mohsen and Max Kantar.
ASSISTANT U.S. ATTORNEY, HAGEN FRANK
330 Ionia Avenue, N.W.
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
SENATOR CARL LEVIN
Detroit Office: (313) 226-6020
Washington DC: (202) 224-6221
For more mailing addresses and contact info, visit http://levin.senate.gov/michigan/
Senator Levin was targeted because of his CRIMINAL ROLE in supporting the U.S.-led SANCTIONS on IRAQ during the 1990s which killed in excess of 1,000,000 people, including some 500,000 CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF FIVE due to the denial of food, medicines, and water sanitation items. In addition to receiving more PRO-ISRAEL lobby money than virtually any other member of the Senate, Levin has also been a major proponent of U.S. DRONE BOMBINGS in PAKISTAN which have killed mostly civilians, including thousands of men, women, and children. Levin has always voted without fail to fund and sustain the murderous and dehumanizing U.S. OCCUPATIONS of IRAQ and AFGHANISTAN—unjust wars which include vast amounts of U.S. torture, murder, imprisonment, death, and destruction. The full statement (with sources) read by Kantar to Senator Levin can be accessed here: http://www.mecawi.org/Ahlam.statement%20and%20sources.pdf or http://freeahlamandmax.blogspot.com/2011/02/statement-read-to-senator-levin-in-big.html.
For more information, or to find out how you can help, visit the website of the CAMPAIGN TO FREE AHLAM MOHSEN AND MAX KANTAR at http://freeahlamandmax.blogspot.com/ or contact the CAMPAIGN via email@example.com.
DROP ALL CHARGES AGAINST AHLAM MOHSEN AND MAX KANTAR! FREE ALL POLITICAL PRISONERS!