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Detroit: Trial set for Arab immigrant convicted in terror attack in Jerusalem

Rasmieh Odeh, who was convicted of a fatal bombing at a Jerusalem supermarket , failed to mention her conviction and time in prison when becoming naturalized US citizen -

Detroit - A federal judge refused Thursday to dismiss charges against an Arab activist accused of failing to tell US immigration officials in Michigan that she'd been convicted in a fatal terrorist bombing in Jerusalem.

Rasmieh Odeh, associate director at the Arab American Action Network, is being targeted for political reasons, her lawyers said in a motion seeking to have the case thrown out. They said the case grew out of "an illegal investigation of the First Amendment activities" of the Chicago group and amounted to selective prosecution.

US Attorney Barbara McQuade said in an August 28 filing that Odeh's lawyers failed to meet the "high burden" of proof for a selective prosecution charge. US District Jud

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Added: Oct-3-2014 Occurred On: Oct-3-2014
By: aydeo
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Tags: Trial, Detroit, Arab immigrant, Terror attack, Supermarket, Jerusalem
Location: Detroit, Michigan, United States (load item map)
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