(WASHINGTON, D.C., 2/21/05) – The family of Ahmed Abu Ali, a U.S. citizen
held without charge in Saudi Arabia since June of 2003, today informed the
Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) that their son has been
released and is en route to the United States.
According to family representatives, Abu Ali will be arraigned on Tuesday
in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia in
Alexandria, Va., based on a sealed indictment. The family is asking members
of the local community to attend the arraignment. (No specific time or room
number for Tuesday’s arraignment is currently available.)
Abu Ali’s case was the subject of an editorial today by the Washington Post.
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