Wednesday, 02 December 2020

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Exposed: CAIR-FL’s Video Series on U.S. Political Prisoners

CAIR-FL is a Civil Rights Organization on a mission to Protect, Advocate, and Educate for a safer and more secure State of Florida for All.

This video series was produced to further CAIR-FL’s mission by exposing Civil Rights abuses from political prisoners to police brutality. While the opinions expressed by guest speakers in this program series do not reflect any official opinion or position of CAIR-FL, CAIR-FL values the right for anyone and everyone to express their opinion. Watch the series and support CAIR-FL so we can continue to fulfill our mission.

The cases are endless. Each day new cases of our community being targeted by FBI informants trying to create crimes out of nothing come to light. Tactics such as “secret evidence,” the Patriot Act denying due process, and targeting of activists continues today. Stand up, speak out, and act today.

Episode 1

Dr. Sami Al-Arian

Dr. Sami Al-Arian is the model image of a life-long community activist and humanitarian who has dedicated his life to the betterment of our communities and the strengthening of democracy- ironically and devastatingly, this mission and his political activism and outspokenness led to his unconstitutional arrest and detainment.

Episode 2

Imam Jamil Al-Amin

Brother Imam Jamil Al-Amin, formerly known as H Rap Brown, was a civil rights activist heavily surveilled by the FBI, which only increased after his conversion to Islam in the 1970s. Accused of murdering a police officer- even though the actual killer has confessed to the murder- this confession was never allowed to be heard in court. He is now close to serving twenty years behind bars for a crime he did not commit because his activism has labeled him a threat to his country.

Follow these 3 critical action items
Follow the Students for Imam Jamil Campaign at:
October 4th, Atlanta, GA: National Rally for Imam Jamil! Attend if you can, and SHARE widely with all those in and around Atlanta.

Episode 3

Moazzam Begg

Born in Birmingham, (Birming-um) England, Mr. Begg was arrested - or abducted - in Pakistan in the series of mass arrests on foreigners in the region following 9/11. He was eventually transferred to Guantanamo Bay where he was detained without charge. After his release from Guantanamo, Moazzam Begg was arrested once more in 2014 for false allegations related to the Syrian Civil War - allegations that were later withdrawn. Currently Moazzam Begg is the Director of Cage, formerly Cage Prisoners, a human rights and legal advocacy organization in the United Kingdom that works on behalf of prisoners of Guantanamo Bay and other detainees of the War on Terror.

CAGE advocates for due process, the rule of law and an end to the injustices of the War on Terror.

Book

Enemy Combatant: My Imprisonment at Guantanamo, Bagram, and Kandahar
By Moazzam Begg & Victoria Brittain

Episode 4

The Holy Land Foundation 5

The Holy Land Foundation 5 are a group of wrongfully convicted humanitarians at the core of one of the biggest cases of U.S. political persecution of the century. It's a case marred by bias and prejudice, presided over by a judge who prevented critical evidence that would have offered a strong defense for the accused, a case by the prosecution, and a case that passed exceptionally high sentences to the defendants.Prevailing sentiments hold that the prosecution of the Holy Land Foundation was pushed for by pro-Israel, Zionist lobby groups; and today the five political prisoners -known as the HLF 5 are paying the price of this political persecution.

These stories are just a few of the many cases of injustice and erosion of civil liberties. Take a look at others…

ORGANIZATIONS TO FOLLOW

Students for Justice for Imam Al-Amin
Coalition for Civil Freedoms
CAGE
The Aafia Foundation
Political Prisoners in USA
Inventing Terrorists: The Lawfare Of Preemptive Prosecution | ICNA Council for Social Justice