Today we listen back to an interview with renowned Albuquerque civil rights lawyer, Nancy Hollander, who was portrayed by Jodie Foster in the 2021 film, the Mauritanian. The film portrays Hollander’s fight to free her client, Mohamedou Slahi, from US prison in Guantanamo, Cuba. Slahi had been “extraordinarily rendered” to Jordan from his home in Mauritania and later tortured.
New Mexico People Place and Ideas’ host Stephen Spitz also discusses with Hollander her defense of “Holy Land”, once the largest the Muslim charity in the US, against terrorism charges, and her suit against the US Government to stop the wire-tapping of attorney-client conversations.
Produced with the assistance of Lynn Schibeci, Gus Tofoya, and Tristan Clum