Friday, April 20, 2007
A Long Road to Freedom: An Update on the Case of Sami al-Arian
This week on Crossing The Line, professor Sami al-Arian has been incarcerated for over four years in federal custody. Although he was acquitted of all charges to ties with a Palestinian terrorist organization, a Federal judge remanded him indefinitely. I’ll speak to Sami’s wife about his current situation, and the affect that a recent 60-day hunger strike had on him and his family.
Also this week, our special correspondent Dahr Jamail reporting from Damascus will update us on the Iraqi refugee crisis and the ongoing war in Iraq.
Then later in the podcast our weekly commentary by Mumia Abu-Jamal and The War’s Toll compiled and read by Scott Burgwin of The Stand Independent News Service.