Islamic Human Rights Commission
03 June 2010
Update Alert: USA – Seyed Mousavi wins court appeal
The Islamic Human Rights Commission has learned that Seyed Mahmood Mousavi has won his most recent court appeal. The following was reported on freeseyedmousavi.com:
“On Wednesday, May 5, 2010 the Ninth District Court of Appeal overturned the circuit court jury conviction of the immigration charges. Seyed Mahmood Mousavi is a free man and as a result of the reversal, continues to be a legal citizen of the United States. Seyed Mahmood Mousavi and his family sincerely thank you for your kind continued support.”
Seyed Mousavi had this to say to IHRC:
“I thank Allah that I am home with my family and I thank all the brothers and sisters for their prayers and supplications. Please continue to pray for me as we are still appealing other charges.”
Mousavi served a total of 2 and a half years, being sentenced in April 2008 on felony convictions of an alleged violation of the US/Iran trade embargo, failing to report income, and lying on his naturalization application. Mousavi’s then attorney Ronald Kaye helped, with IHRC’s support, to dramatically reduce his sentence with the introduction of key testimonies.
Mysteriously, Mousavi was later transferred to Indiana’s notorious CMU (Communication Management Unit), a unit within the Federal Correctional Complex at Terre Haute. CMU, frequently nicknamed the ‘Muslim-only prison’, has been the issue of ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) concern repeatedly over prisoner conditions and restrictions.
For more information on Seyed Mousavi’s case, please visit: www.freeseyedmousavi.com
Previous alerts, press releases and articles on Seyed Mousavi’s case may be viewed via links below:
Alert: USA – Seyed Mousavi freed, with a message to his supporters
Forwarded Alert: USA – Seyed Mahmood Mousavi is Mysteriously Transferred
PRESS RELEASE: USA – IHRC expresses concern over upcoming sentencing of Seyed Mahmood Mousavi
LOCAL COMMUNITY LEADER MOST RECENT VICTIM OF U.S. WAR ON TERROR POLICIES
FORWARDED PRESS RELEASE: USA – Local community leader sentence in terrorism case
Seyed Mousavi – Guilty of Being Muslim in Police State America
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