Iraqi-American physician and humanitarian Dr. Rafil Dhafir, jailed nearly nine years on charges involving his charity to the people of his native country during the years of economic sanctions between the 1991 and 2003 U.S.-led attacks, has been moved from the notorious Communications Management Unit into general population at the U.S. prison at Terre Haute, Indiana. It is expected that the move will result in his being permitted contact visits with his family.
Also, Dhafir’s attorney Peter Goldberger recently submitted a sheaf of support letters and a memo in support of a reduced sentence to the federal court in anticipation of Dhafir’s resentencing, originally set for January 5. Subsequently, the re-sentencing was postponed to February 3, possibly to permit time for government prosecutors to respond to this submission.
Dhafir’s prison address remains the same.