Episode 12: The Appeal, Part 2: Oral Arguments
The attorneys for both Yassin Aref and Mohammed Hossain (Yassin’s co-defendant) prepared appeals to the 2nd Circuit Court. At the same time, the Muslim Solidarity Committee organized a march and rally—the first one—and have marked the anniversary of their arrests (August 4) every year since 2007.
We discuss “who is a terrorist.” Kathy Manley reviews the main points in the appeal. We describe the trip fifty supporters took from Albany to New York City to hear the appeal.
And, the podcast would not be complete without Kathy describing the secret oral argument the government was allowed to make to the appeal judges. Neither the defense or the public allowed to be present at this secret hearing. Yes, folks, this happened in America.