MIKE HAWASH….Via Emma Goldman of Notes on the Atrocities, there’s a “Free Mike Hawash” rally planned for tomorrow at 8:30 AM at the U.S. courthouse in Portland. If you live in the area, you might want to think about attending.

Like everyone, I have no idea of whether Hawash is guilty or innocent of anything. What we do know, however, is that he is a U.S. citizen, he is being held practically incommunicado as a “material witness,” he is not charged with a crime, there doesn’t seem to be any evidence that he’s a flight risk, and all proceedings in his case are secret. It’s a disgrace.

UPDATE: Via TalkLeft, Hawash has now finally been charged:

The Justice Department said Hawash was part of a Portland-based group of six other suspects who have already been charged in the alleged plan [to support al-Qaeda and the Taliban after 9/11].

”In a nutshell, Hawash was charged as a co-conspirator with the other six,” said U.S. District Court Judge Robert Jones, who is handling the case.

More to come, I’m sure.

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