In this Muftah podcast, we hear from Hatem Abudayyeh, a longtime activist and member of Chicago’s Arab American community. As the Executive Director of the Arab American Action Network (AAAN), a position he has held for over ten years, Mr. Abudayyeh has worked alongside Rasmea Odeh—a Palestinian American activist and Associate Director of the AAAN, known for her community organizing and work promoting Palestinian rights.
On November 10, 2014, Odeh was convicted in a U.S. federal court for “unlawful procurement of naturalization,” in a case her supporters call a politically motivated witch-hunt. Mr. Abudayyeh has spearheaded much of the solidarity work surrounding Odeh’s trial, and is also a spokesperson for the Rasmea National Defense Committee.
In this podcast, Mr. Abudayyeh speaks with Muftah about Odeh’s case and its broader context.
For information on how to support Odeh’s defense, you can visit the website of the United States Palestinian Community Network.