Eight years after the HLF convictions, Aljazeera releases a documentary about the HLF case and how it devastated the inmates and families.
The daughter HLF defendant Mufid Abdulqader speaks about her father’s detention in the Communications Management Unit in Marion, Illinois.
In a video edited by daughters of the Holy Land Five, the following question is asked: Why are these men being punished for their humanitarian work?
“One of the blackest days in U.S. history happened right under your nose,” states this video, edited by daughters of the Holy Land Five.
This video, edited by daughters of the Holy Land Five, chronicles the last decade of the HLF prosecution through photos.
“This trial is a good indication that we live in Orwellian times,” says a peace activist, one of many who attended daily courthouse vigils throughout the HLF trials.
During the HLF trials, justice advocates distributed lunch to the homeless right outside the courthouse, implying that feeding the needy is not a crime.
“I do not apologize for feeding orphans and needy families,” says Ghassan Elashi, one of the Holy Land Five.
The first trial ended with zero guilty verdicts. One news anchor called the outcome, “a stunning defeat for the government’s War on Terror.”
Who are those impacted the most by this miscarriage of justice? The families of the Holy Land Five.