Committee to Stop FBI Repression Demands Assistant US Attorney Call of Investigation of Anti-War Activists

Posted on February 14, 2012

The Committee to Stop FBI Repression sponsored a national call-in day on February 16 to demand that U.S. Attorneys Barry Jonas and Patrick Fitzgeraldcall off their investigation of anti-war and international solidarity activists.

From the Committee:

“The Northern Illinois Assistant U.S. Attorney Barry Jonas confirmed that the “investigation is continuing” into the case of the 23 anti-war and international solidarity activists hit with FBI raids and grand jury repression in 2010. Barry Jonas, currently in charge, is known for his leading role in prosecuting the leaders of the Holy Land Foundation.Jonas and Fitzgerald are part of the team that ordered FBI raids on anti-war and solidarity activists’ homes and subpoenaed 23 from Chicago, Minneapolis, and Michigan in 2010. All refused to speak before the grand jury. The grand jury is a secret and closed inquisition, with no judge and no media. The U.S. Attorney controls the entire proceedings and hand picks the jurors and the anti-war activists would not be allowed a lawyer.Now we are asking you to call those in charge of the repression aimed against anti-war leaders and the growing international solidarity movement.”

Find out more information (and how you can help) at Committee to Stop FBI Repression.