Judge: Local charity can't be termed a terror group
Order says KindHearts' rights were violated
by Erica Blake
October 27, 2009
A local Muslim charity, whose constitutional rights were found to have been violated when the U.S. government froze its financial assets in 2006, cannot be labeled as a terrorist organization pending the outcome of the civil case, a federal judge in Toledo ruled Monday.
Judge James Carr released an order late Monday temporarily prohibiting the government from labeling KindHearts for Charitable Humanitarian Development Inc., as a "specially designated global terrorist."
The 13-page order states the government is prohibited from designating the organization pending the judge's "determination of what remedy shall issue because of the constitutional and statutory violations" already found.
Judge Carr had issued an order Aug. 18 that agreed with the organization's assertions that KindHearts was denied due process and subjected to the unlawful seizure of its property when the government froze its assets.
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