Source: The Beacon Journal
On July 10, 2004 the Beacon Journal reported, "After nearly two years fighting for his freedom from indefinite detention in a Pennsylvania prison, former Kent resident Ashraf Al-Jailani will get a little help from his friends this week. A Cleveland immigrant advocacy group will hold a rally for him at noon Wednesday at the Federal Building at Sixth Street and Lakeside Avenue in downtown Cleveland. Organizers expect between 50 and 100 people. The purpose is to publicize the case of Al-Jailani and others around the country -- mostly men of Middle Eastern descent, who are being detained in the wake of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. The Greater Cleveland Immigrant Support Network says many of these detentions are unwarranted."