CAIR-Sacramento, Hamid Hayat's Family and Legal Counsel to Hold Press Conference

(SACRAMENTO, CA, 7/31/19) – Later today, the Sacramento Valley office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-SV) will hold a press conference with Hamid Hayat's family and legal counsel after a judge issued a landmark ruling overturning Hayat’s 2006 conviction and 24-year sentenceon terrorism-related charges.

WHAT: CAIR-Sacramento Press Conference on Hayat Ruling

WHEN: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 31

WHERE: Robert T. Matsui United States Courthouse, 501 I St, Sacramento, CA 95814

LIVESTREAM: CAIR-Sacramento Valley Facebook page

CONTACT: CAIR-SV Communications Manager Kalin Kipling-Mojaddedi, 916-441-6269, kkipling@cair.com

The order overturning Hayat’s conviction was filed on Tuesday by Senior United States District Judge Garland Burrell Jr., the original judge in the widely-criticized case that was recently highlighted in an episode of "Confession Tapes" on Netflix.

SEE: Statements from the family, legal counsel and CAIR-SV

Hayat order

WATCH: "Confession Tapes: Marching Orders"

Hayat’s case drew national media attention, while concerns were raised about the role that emotions and prejudice may have played during a period of heightened tensions.

CAIR is America’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance understanding of Islam, protect civil rights, promote justice, and empower American Muslims.

La misión de CAIR es proteger las libertades civiles, mejorar la comprensión del Islam, promover la justicia, y empoderar a los musulmanes en los Estados Unidos.

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