CAIR: #JusticeforJamal to Host D.C. Memorial Service ‘Remembering Jamal Khashoggi: His Life, Legacy and Dreams for the Arab World’

Mr. Khasoggi's fiance, Hatice Cengiz, will address the memorial service

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 10/31/18) – On Friday, November 2, the newly-formed campaign Justice for Jamal Khashoggi (#JusticeforJamal) will host a memorial service for the murdered Washington Post commentator at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C.

Speakers at the memorial include (but are not limited to): Hatice Cengiz, Khashoggi's fiancé (via video link), Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA); Dr. Abdullah Alodah; Andrew Miller, Project on Middle East Democracy; Tom Porteous, Human Rights Watch; Daniel Balson, Amnesty International Tom Melia, PEN America; Dr. Courtney Radsch, Committee to Protect Journalists; Nihad Awad, CAIR.

The event, to be held on the one-month anniversary of Khashoggi’s murder in the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul, Turkey, coincides with the UN's "International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists’ and will include a panel discussion with the theme “Remembering Jamal Khashoggi: His Life, Legacy and Dreams for the Arab World.”

It will also include a funeral prayer, called “salat al-ghaib” (sa-lat al-guy-ib), which is performed for Muslims who have died in a distant place.

NOTE: Muslims participating in the event will be able to offer their Friday prayer (Jummah) on site.

WHAT: Washington, D.C., Jamal Khashoggi Memorial Service
WHEN: Friday, November 2, 9:30 A.M. (Doors Open), 10 A.M. Program Begins, 12 P.M. Jummah Prayer
WHERE: The Mayflower Hotel, State Room, 1127 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036
MEDIA CONTACT: Mongi Dhaouldi, +1-860-514-8038 or justiceforjamal.org@gmail.com; Ahmed Bedier, +1-813-731-9506
RSVP: The event is open to the public and the media with advanced RSVP. Media professional seeking credentials to cover event are required to also RSVP at: https://jamaldc.eventbrite.com

Friends and colleagues will remember and honor Jamal Khashoggi as a father, a journalist and a champion for freedom in Saudi Arabia and throughout the Arab world.  Other speakers will remark on latest information on the criminal investigation, the impact of Khashoggi’s murder on press freedoms and human rights in Saudi Arabia, and the future of U.S.-Saudi relations.

Justice for Jamal Khashoggi (#JusticeforJamal) is a new campaign established by friends, colleagues and supporters of Jamal Khashoggi, seeking truth, accountability and #JusticeForJamal.

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