Attorney for anti-war activists in Chicago says feds trying to quiet activistsBy Sophia Tareen, AP
Sunday, September 26, 2010
Attorney: Feds trying to quiet Chicago activists
CHICAGO — An attorney for a Chicago anti-war activist whose home was searched by the FBI says the federal government is trying to quiet activists.
Attorney Jim Fennerty tells The Associated Press that agents took a laptop and other items from Hatem Abudayyeh’s house.
Abudayyeh wasn’t home when agents arrived Friday because he was at the hospital with his mother who’s battling liver cancer.
Fennerty says Abudayyeh has done nothing wrong and doesn’t have links to any groups, such as Hamas.
The FBI searched eight addresses in Minneapolis and Chicago. Warrants suggest agents were looking for links between anti-war activists and terrorist groups in Colombia and the Middle East.