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Immigrant, Women’s Advocates: Don’t Abandon Dominique Strauss-Kahn Accuser

HeadlineJul 08, 2011

Prosecutors met with defense attorneys for Dominique Strauss-Kahn on Thursday amidst speculation sexual assault charges against the former International Monetary Fund chief will be dropped. Strauss-Kahn was released from house arrest after doubts emerged over the accuser’s credibility. At a news conference, a coalition of women’s and immigrant rights activists said the accuser—an immigrant woman working as a maid at Strauss-Kahn’s New York hotel—should be heard in court.

Dr. Muhammed Nurhussein, chairman of the United African Congress: “This person may have character flaws. So, who among us doesn’t have one? But the fact of the matter remains that the basic elements of the complaint have not been in dispute. And therefore, we are demanding the DA to prosecute this case to the fullest extent of the law. Let this woman be heard. Let her have her day in court, as it is a basic American right to be heard and to have your day in court.”

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