The Muhammad Salah Trial Schedule for December 18 – 22, Please Attend

The Muhammad Salah trial is open to the public. Your courtroom attendance is encouraged.

Why your attendance is important: The Muhammad Salah Trial is of immense importance for supporters of anti-torture, due process, and rule of law. It marks the first case where an American court has allowed the prosecution of an American citizen based on an admission obtained under torture in a foreign country and in a language the defendant does not understand.

Mr. Muhammad, a long time Chicago-land resident, was arrested, tried, and jailed for several years while administering charitable aid to victims of the war-ravaged Palestinian territories. He was accused by the Israeli government of supporting terrorism.

For many observers, the Muhammad Salah case amounts to political persecution. 

This Week’s Schedule:

Monday Morning Session (delayed start)
December 18th
9:45 am – 12:00 noon
Monday Evening Session
December 18th
1:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Tuesday Morning Session
December 19th
8:45 am – 12:00 noon
Tuesday Evening Session
December 19th
1:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Wednesday Morning Session (delayed start)
December 20th
9:45 am – 12:00 noon
Wednesday Evening Session
December 20th
1:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Thursday Morning Session (cancelled)
December 21th
8:45 am – 12:00 noon
Thursday Evening Session (cancelled)
December 21th
1:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Friday Morning Session (cancelled)
December 22th
8:45 am – 12:00 noon
Friday Evening Session (cancelled)
December 22th
1:30 pm – 5:00 pm

You can leave any time during the trial, but you can get in only during breaks.

Where: Courtroom of Judge Amy St. Eve
Room 1241
Dirksen Federal Building
219 S. Dearborn (at Jackson & Dearborn)
Chicago, IL 60604

Contact: Christina Abraham, (312) 212-1520 / civilrights@cairchicago.org

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