October 25, 2012. This week, the US Supreme Court will likely conference on whether or not they’ll hear the HLF case, making it the last legal recourse for the Holy Land Five.
February 17, 2012. The full panel of the Fifth Circuit Court denied the Holy Land Five’s request for a rehearing. Defense attorneys have vowed to continue the fight. They plan on petitioning the Supreme Court.
The Holy Land Five received up to 65-year-sentences on Wednesday, May 27, 2009 for giving hope, for saving lives. Human rights leaders assert these five fathers and husbands officially became political prisoners caught in the disillusioned web known by the Bush administration as the “War on Terror.”
The lowest point on earth was not the shoreline of the Dead Sea on Monday, Nov. 24, 2008. Rather it was a federal courthouse in Downtown Dallas.
At around 3 p.m., the courtroom—where the anticipated Holy Land Foundation retrial verdict was to take place—filled up in fast-forward. Family members, justice supporters and government officials poured into the large room, sat on the wooden benches and chatted quietly with mixed emotions.
Closing arguments continued on Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2008. After many sighs of relief from attorneys and attendees, jurors walked out of the courtroom and into the deliberation room to choose their foreperson. Ironically, the final day of the Holy Land Foundation Retrial fell on Veteran’s Day.