Last night’s release of Juma and her son has been confirmed via email from a family friend.–gm
In the second dramatic development within the past week, the Texas Civil Rights Review has recieved an unconfirmed report from a reliable source that Nazmieh Juma (Hazahza) and her 11-year-old son Mohammad have been released from the T. Don Hutto jail in Taylor, Texas, where they have been detained by immigration authorities since their abduction in early November.
Last week the family submitted new petitions for release at the request of their deportation officer.
The 60-year-old father of the family, Radi, is apparently still being held at the Haskell prison along with two daughters and two other sons.
The Hazahzas were one of three families of Palestinian heritage abducted by immigration authorities during a pre-election roundup. The Suleimans have been deported to Jordan along with their 4-year-old American-born twin daughers. The Ibrahims have all been released except for father and spouse Salaheddin, whose release hearing has been scheduled for Thursday morning in Dallas.–gm
Note: On Feb. 8 we received an email from the fiance of one of the daughters being held at Haskell:
Beautiful news!!!!! My mother-in-law and her son were released from Hutto last night. Mr. Riad [Hamad] kindly picked them up from the facility and Dr. [Aman] Attieh welcomed them at her house with open arms until we arrived from Dallas to pick them up.
Sorry for getting back to you late, but we only arrived here in Dallas at 4:00 AM this morning. I have been trying to situated my in-laws until now. . . .
Thank you so very very much for everything.