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CHARITY MAN APPEALS DEPORTATION

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    MUSLIM CHARITY MAN APPEALS DEPORTATION JOHN PORRETTO, Associated Press, 12/27/02 DETROIT (AP) - The detained co-founder of an Islamic charity has appealed an
    Message 1 of 1 , Jan 1, 2003
      MUSLIM CHARITY MAN APPEALS DEPORTATION
      JOHN PORRETTO, Associated Press, 12/27/02

      DETROIT (AP) - The detained co-founder of an Islamic charity has
      appealed an order sending him and his family back to Lebanon,
      postponing their deportation for at least a couple of months, his
      lawyer says.

      Ashraf Nubani, attorney for Rabih Haddad, said Thursday he has filed
      a notice of appeal with the federal Board of Immigration Appeals,
      part of the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service.

      Nubani said he hopes to argue Haddad's case before the board in the
      next couple of months. A spokesman for the Department of Justice
      confirmed the appeal but had no further comment.

      Haddad, an Ann Arbor resident and Lebanese citizen, was arrested
      Dec. 14, 2001, the same day the suburban Chicago offices of the
      Global Relief Foundation were raided. Haddad is co-founder of the
      charity, which federal authorities accuse of funneling money to al-
      Qaida.

      In November, an immigration judge denied political asylum to Haddad,
      his wife and three of their children and ordered them removed from
      the United States. All are accused of overstaying their visas; only
      Haddad is jailedÂ…

      Neither Haddad nor Global Relief has been charged with a terror-
      related crime, and they've denied any links. Haddad has said the
      group is strictly a humanitarian organization...

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