This month, Tarek Mehanna was sentenced to 20 years for his freedom-fighting efforts. His trial was pervaded at every stage with corruption and the deliberate withholding of information vital to his case. The thrust of the prosecution seems to be that his actions of viewing and posting foreign media weren’t illegal in of themselves, but became illegal after he thought seditious thoughts. Observers widely feel that his sentence was illegal, in contravention of America’s own 1st Amendment. This is his eloquent closing statement.