Thursday, August 19, 2010

Free Ahlam M. Mohsen: Demonstration Friday to Support Michigan Antiwar Activist Held on $250,000 Bond

For Immediate Release

Demonstration: Drop the Charges Against Ahlam M. Mohsen
McNamara Federal Building
477 Michigan Avenue
Detroit, MI 48226-2576
Friday, August 20, 2010, 12:30 PM
Contact: MECAWI, 313.671.3715 or 680.5508

Free Ahlam M. Mohsen and Drop All Charges Against Antiwar Activist in Big Rapids

The Michigan Emergency Committee Against War & Injustice (MECAWI) will hold a press conference and demonstration at U.S. Senator Carl Levin's office Friday, August 20 at 12:30 p.m. to demand all charges against anti-war protester and student Ms. Ahlam M. Mohsen be dropped immediately.

MECAWI, along with other progressive organizations, will then have a delegation present a statement to Sen. Levin that demands he contact the Big Rapids prosecutor's office and demand all charges against Ms. Mohsen be dropped immediately.

Ms. Mohsen and two others were protesting U.S. support for Israel and the wars in the Iraq and Afghanistan. After one person in the group read a statement to Sen. Levin explaining their opposition to U.S. imperialism, Mohsen hit Levin with a pie.

Ms. Mohsen told the Big Rapids Pioneer she hoped “to send a message that liberals and Democrats are just as implicated in the violence (of war) as the Republicans.”

A more detailed statement will be sent soon.

For now, to show your support of Ms. Ahlam Mohsen, please contact
Senator Levin's office to demand he contact the Big Rapids
prosecutor's office and demand that all charges against Ms. Mohsen be dropped immediately: (313) 226-6020 / (313) 226-6948 (Fax).

In addition, help Ms. Mohsen get the proper food.

Note from Face Book: Ahlam is currently not being fed vegan food.
Please call the jail Ahlam is being held at and politely ask that she
be fed vegan food. The 24 hour number is 231-592-0156.

If you call between 9AM-5PM call 231-592-0157 and ask for Captain Ward or Lieutenant Erickson.
For more info on the Friday action, call MECAWI at 313-671-3715 or 313-680-5508
Meetings every Monday, 7 PM, at 5920 Second Ave., Detroit.

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