Judge won't release Siwatu-Salama Ra on bond during her appeal

A new judge presiding over Detroit activist Siwatu-Salama Ra's case won't allow Ra to be released on bond while she appeals March felonious assault and firearm convictions that resulted in a two-year prison sentence. Ra, the 26-year-old co-director of the Detroit-based East Michigan Environmental Action Council, in June gave birth while imprisoned for what she and supporters say was an act of self-defense.[content-6] Among other issues, her appeal contends that Wayne County Circuit Court...

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