DETROIT (AP) — Lawyers for a Chicago activist facing deportation if convicted of immigration crimes are asking a Detroit judge to delay her trial.
Rasmieh Odeh faces trial in a week, but her lawyers want more time. She failed to disclose convictions for bombings in Israel when she applied for U.S. citizenship in 2004.READ MORE: 1 Person Dead, Another Injured In 4 Car Crash In Waukegan
Federal Judge Gershwin Drain is holding a final pre-trial hearing Tuesday, a day after he put limits on Odeh’s defense. The 66-year-old is associate director at the Arab American Action Network in Chicago.READ MORE: Woman, 2 Children In Hospital After Building Fire In Homan Square
Odeh says she confessed to the 1969 bombings after Israel’s military tortured her. She says she was suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder when she didn’t disclose her convictions on a citizenship application.
The judge says she can’t raise PTSD as a defense.MORE NEWS: Cook County Sheriff's Officer Fires Shots During Attempted Traffic Stop: Police
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