The Holy Land Foundation is a Muslim charity that has provided direct humanitarian aid to Palestinian refugees and have also helped in Bosnia, Albania, Chechnya, Turkey and the United States. Theywere convicted of providing money to organizations linked to Hamas, something the HLF has adamantly denied and their individual sentences range from 15-65 years.
The five defendants are: Ghassan Elashi, Shukri Abu-Baker, Mufid Abdulqader, Abdulrahman Odeh, Mohammad El-Mezain, Haitham Maghawri and Akram Mishal. The last two are not in the US. In December, 2011, the Fifth Circuit Court dismissed the appeal, and in February 2012, the full panel of the Fifth Circuit denied the petition for a rehearing. The defense attorneys are currently working on taking the case to the Supreme Court.