I hope all are well and that everyone has seen the New York Times article about bassist Tarik Shah and his brother, written by Corey Kilgannon.
f you need to refresh your memory about Tarik Shah's case, please visit the website beelow. Very briefly, he is accused by the government of terrorist" conversations, associations, and intentions, though he has never harmed anyone, participated in any violence, or indeed been arrested for anything before in his whole life.
In new developments, after Tarik has now spent almost two years of his life in solitary confinement, his trial is finally scheduled to begin on Monday, April 23rd (time to be announced), and Tarik's mother wrote that it will probably last about four or five weeks, and she expects it will take place in the same courtroom as earlier proceedings: 5OO Pearl St. at Centre St. in Manhattan (3 blocks north of Chambers St. above the northeast corner of City Hall Park) on the 12th floor, 212-8O5-O5OO or -O3OO, Judge Loretta Preska presiding. Everyone please come to court and fill every available seat and bear witness. It's possible there may be some other court proceedings between now and the trial, and if so, I'll let you know as quickly as I can.
The closest subway stop to the courtroom is the IRT Lexington Ave. line # 4, 5 or 6 to Brooklyn Bridge / City Hall (or by way of music directions, it's not far from J&R Music World), or call the transit information line to find out how to get there from where you are, 718-33O-1234, or visit http://184.108.40.206/trip_planner/default.asp.
This story appears courtesy of Margaret Davis Grimes.
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