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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.

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Appellate Court Denies request for rehearing

Posted by on February 17, 2012 ·

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.

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Holy Land Five receive sentences of 15 to 65 years

Posted by on May 30, 2009 ·

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.”

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Following nine days of deliberations, jury returns guilty verdicts

Posted by on November 24, 2008 ·

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.

Then, silence.

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Closing arguments end, case goes to jury (Nov. 11, 2008)

Posted by on November 11, 2008 ·

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.

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