Local Men Appeal to Judges in "Conspiracy to Murder Abroad" Overcharge Sentence
By Naema Ahmed, Burhan Mohumed, Matthew Palombo
On June 14th, Abdirahman Daud, Guled Omar, and Mohamed Farah are appealing the draconian “conspiracy to commit murder abroad” overcharging against them that allowed the Feds to sentence them to a combined 95 years in federal prison in 2016.
They received one of the lengthiest terrorism-related sentences imposed in the United States despite having had no criminal records nor having committed a violent act. No meaningful actions were taken to commit the crimes that they are accused of. They are three of the hundreds of people who have become victims of racial targeting and unjust practices in the war on terror.
As Americans challenge the mass incarceration machine that has victimized black people and people of color under the so-called “war on drugs,” we must also challenge how the mass incarceration machine is also victimizing Muslims in the war on terrorism like these young men.
Friends, family, and legal advocates are planning an action on June 14th at 8:00 a.m. at the U.S. Appeals Court in St. Paul to support Abdirahman Daud, Guled Omar, and Mohamed Farah as they fight these unjust and extreme prosecutions.
Join the struggle against mass incarceration! This action is co-sponsored by Minnesotans Against Islamophobia and the Anti-War Committee.
When: 8:00 a.m., June 14, 2018
Where: U.S. Appeals Court | 316 Robert St N, St Paul, MN 55101