Next Step for HLF5 at Islamic Association of North Texas
In the Holy Land Foundation Case, five humanitarians were put on trial for providing aid to needy people in Palestine. Defense attorneys were denied access to crucial evidence and prosecutors were able to use anonymous expert witnesses (in violations of the defendants' Sixth Amendment rights). MLFA funded this case all the way to the United States Supreme Court, which denied the petition. Defendants were sentenced to between 15 and 65 years in prison. Some are housed in controversial Communications Management Units (CMUs), which civil liberties organizations argue violates their Eighth Amendment rights (cruel and unusual punishment). For example, privileges, such as access to correspondence, can be taken away from defendants who pray in a group.
Richardson, TX 75081