Action May 16
Humanitarian worker Amina Ali faces life in prison
Come to the sentencing hearing
Thursday, May 16
Mpls Federal Courthouse
300 S 4th St, downtown Minneapolis
Note that the date and time has changed to Thursday, May 16. The hearing starts at 10:30; please show up at 10:00 so there is time to get through security.
Amina Farah Ali, a Somali humanitarian worker and activist from Rochester, MN, was convicted of providing “material support for a foreign terrorist organization” last year. She will have a sentencing hearing May 15, 9:00 a.m., at the Minneapolis Federal Court House (300 S 4th Street).
Ali raised money to help destitute people in her homeland and stood accused of helping al-Shabab, an Islamist organization that fights to free Somalia from foreign domination. The case of Amina Farah Ali is one of the many examples of repression that have been directed at the Somali community.
Amina Ali did nothing wrong. She worked hard to help people in need and now faces life in prison for her efforts. She deserves the support of everyone who cares about justice.