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Sara Jayyousi

Sara JayyousiSara Jayyousi’s piece is an edited version of a speech she gave at the Center for Constitutional Rights in New York in October.

From The Blog
12 December 2018

It is March 2005. I am nine years old and my father has just been arrested for a crime he did not commit. He had volunteered at various charities that provided relief for civilians in war-torn Bosnia and Chechnya. He collected, sorted and sent food, medicine and clothing. The government says he sent those supplies to aid the enemy. He is charged with conspiracy to commit terrorism.

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