Janis Karpinski, a former Army general at the Abu Ghraib prison, will speak April 30 at the Cleveland office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations’ annual banquet and fund raiser. Karpinski has written a book about her experience at Abu Ghraib and how events there shaped the war in Iraq. Also addressing the Muslim civil-liberties group will be Army Capt. James Yee, an author and Muslim chaplain, and the head of a privacy-rights organization, Electronic Privacy Information Center. The banquet is at the Embassy Suites Hotel, 5800 Rockside Woods Blvd., Independence. For information, call 216-830-2247.

[CAIR NOTE: Marc Rotenberg, president and executive director of the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) in Washington, D.C., will also speak at the dinner. EPIC is on the forefront of litigation regarding the NSA warrantless wiretapping program. CAIR-OHIO President Dr. Asma Mobin-Uddin will speak on the challenges facing American Muslims and the need for perseverance during difficult times.]

FOR INFORMATION ABOUT THE DINNER, CONTACT: Julia A. Shearson, 216-830-2247 or 216-440-2247, E-Mail: cleveland@cair-ohio.com; Dr. Asma Mobin-Uddin, 614-560-0272, E-mail: asma@cair-ohio.com


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