Detective who detained my elderly father and brother in California to pressure me into signing a false confession that I refused, was also the same one who, after acknowledging that at the time of my arrest I had a lawyer and he couldn't talk to me, lied to the jury and without any notes, tape recordings or evidence substantiating what he was telling them were true --lied to them and told them that on the way to New York I told him -- if I killed Sami in Afghanistan, I would have been considered a hero and she a whore. Certainly, this false statement alone was sufficient for the jury to hate and convict me. However, I did not even speak to them based on my past experience, let alone making such barbaric statement about Sami. But the prosecutor knew the only way to have the jury hate me and overlook the lack of evidence was this particular lie. This lie was prosecutor's plan B after their intimidation's and their best efforts to get a confession from me failed. Furthermore, when my lawyer questioned the police who alleged I made the above statement whether he brought my father into the police station and threatened me to sign a confession in exchange for his release. His answer was No, I don't know nothing about his father or bringing him into the police station. But he got caught in his lie when his response to another question was -- He was asking me to let my father and brother go. Certainly, if my father was not brought up at the police station, asking him to let my father go would not make any sense.(see. 2017 hearing Minutes pages 167,168)
Throughout the trial, the prosecutor informed the jury that "Haqiqi" only meant Sami's last name. But for the first time in the year 2017, he admitted that "Haqiqi" which is a farsi word had many other meanings and that he had consulted a language expert before trial and learned those meanings. The question here is why he lied to the jury and convinced them that "Haqiqi" only meant sami's name and transformed a conversation which my brother was having with his wife during that time substantiated by phone records, into a conversation with me about murder.
Also despite prosecutor's claim that they found sami's hair from the mechanic shop. Subsequent to many failed attempts to get my case files from police archives, I was able to obtain the actual photographs of the hair clump that was found in Sami's own apartment that proved sami's hair was found in sami's own bedroom not at the mechanic shop. This hair matched the exact descriptions given by the hair expert. These hairs were also dry not oily as the expert opined. However, these hair photographs were hidden from the defense and were not turned over by the prosecution preventing me to present a complete defense. ( see, color photographs of the hair clump)
I also discovered the blue print of the shop that shows there were no oil well or basin in that shop for any hair clump to be discovered, this proved planting of evidence by police.
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