Iraq http://wrvo.org en 10 years after his arrest, supporters of Dr.Rafil Dhafir try to bring attention to his case http://wrvo.org/post/10-years-after-his-arrest-supporters-drrafil-dhafir-try-bring-attention-his-case <p>It's been ten years since Syracuse-area oncologist Dr. Rafil Dhafir was arrested for crimes involving the Muslim charity Help the Needy.&nbsp; Dhafir continues to serve a 22-year prison sentence after he was convicted of violating U.S. sanctions against his native Iraq by sending money there. In 2005, a federal jury convicted him of 59 felonies, including fraud and tax evasion, among other things. But Dhafir's conviction and incarceration still has some central New Yorker's crying foul. Tue, 26 Feb 2013 22:40:00 +0000 Ellen Abbott 33934 at http://wrvo.org 10 years after his arrest, supporters of Dr.Rafil Dhafir try to bring attention to his case Onondaga County increases Veterans Services staff as need goes up http://wrvo.org/post/onondaga-county-increases-veterans-services-staff-need-goes <p>Onondaga County lawmakers this month approved a new staff member for the Veterans Service Agency. an increase of returning veterans from the Iraq and Afghanistan is putting more stress on the agency. Tue, 22 Jan 2013 08:01:00 +0000 Ellen Abbott 32167 at http://wrvo.org Drone Protesters on The Campbell Conversations http://wrvo.org/post/drone-protesters-campbell-conversations <p>Ann Wright and Kathy Kelly were both in Syracuse this week to be sentenced for their part in the protests against the MQ-9 Reaper drones in Afghanistan, which are being flown remotely from Hancock Field.&nbsp; Fri, 02 Mar 2012 18:38:55 +0000 Grant Reeher 15318 at http://wrvo.org