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Imprisoned Aref says his heart is ‘full of peace’

Six years into prison term, imam still fighting for release

Sunday, May 20, 2012
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Yassin Aref, a Kurdish refugee who came to Albany in 1999, and Mohammed Hossain, a local pizza shop owner, were arrested in a dramatic FBI sting in 2004, convicted two years later and sentenced to 15 years in prison. ...

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