June 7, 2014

Judge Paul Borman sets September 2 as the new trial date

Michael Deutsch, attorney for Rasmea Odeh, informed the Rasmea Defense Committee that he and the U.S. Attorney’s office in Detroit were summoned to a conference call by Judge Paul Borman this morning. Borman informed the attorneys that he is moving Odeh’s trial date from October 21st, which was previously agreed upon only 9 days ago, to September 2nd, 2014. 

“This gives us six less weeks to organize to support Rasmea, but we’ll be ready nonetheless,” said Zena Ozeir, one of the coordinators of the defense work in Detroit. “With mobilization from Chicago, Indiana, Minnesota, Michigan, and all parts Midwest, we will fill the courtroom every day of the trial.”

The defense committee wants to also remind everyone to call U.S. Attorney Barbara McQuade Tuesday, June 10th, and demand that she “Drop the Charges Now!”