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Statement from Mike Hawash's supporters re the charges against him

This is from the "Free Mike Hawash" listserve. Hawash's friends and family are standing by his innocence and saying publicly that the charges against him are ridiculous.
Date: Mon, 28 Apr 2003 16:36:35 -0700
From:  Hostmaster@freemikehawash.org
Subject: [FreeMikeHawash] Statement re: Charges Against Mike Hawash

Here are our current public statements about the charges made by the
Justice Department today. Recall that the Complaint issued by the DoJ
is *their* version of the story. We believe it does not accurately
reflect the real story.


We continue to support Mike Hawash

* We are disappointed that the U.S. Dept. of Justice has
chosen to charge Mike based on such weak evidence.

* Nonetheless, we are happy that Mike will be able to defend
himself publicly, after this period of secret detention.

* The evidence presented in the Complaint is, in our opinion,
weak, and amounts to Guilt by Association.

* Mike has been held for over five weeks, but there is no
evidence in the Complaint that has been gathered at or since his arrest
-- the government had a weak case when he was originally detained, held
Mike for five weeks, and has no stronger a case now.

* Mike's friends and those who know him think the idea that
Mike would have fought for the Taliban or traveled to Afghanistan is
absurd. Mike's concerns were for his family in America, his family in
Palestine, and for his faith.

* We will continue to stand by Mike, we believe in his
innocence, and believe that he will ultimately be cleared of all charges

homepage: homepage: http://www.freemikehawash.org

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Yo CointelproLamer! 01.May.2003 14:33

Mojo

"He'd kill you in a moment if given the chance."

Ahh, that must be why he's supported by Intel execs.

Hehehehe...Priceless!!! ;D

Charge 05.May.2003 03:51

Me

A Federal Grand Jury made up of CITIZENS charged this guy. Don't lose sight of that. He is innocent until proven guilty by law though, and I can give him the benifit of the doubt.