(WASHINGTON, D.C., 11/20/07) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today urged people of conscience to attend the Washington, D.C., premiere of the documentary film “USA vs. Al-Arian,” which the civil rights group is co-sponsoring on December 5, 2007, at the AMC/Loews Uptown 1 Theater.
WHAT: Screening of “USA vs. Al-Arian”; panel discussion
WHEN: Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2007 at 7 p.m.
WHERE: AMC/Loews Uptown 1 Theater, 3426 Connecticut Ave N.W., Washington, D.C.
The film follows the arrest and trial of Sami Al-Arian, a Florida university professor accused of supporting a terrorist organization. For more than two years, Dr. Al-Arian was held in solitary confinement, denied basic privileges and given limited access to his attorneys.
“USA vs AL-ARIAN” is an intimate family portrait that documents the American-Muslim Al-Arian family’s desperate attempt to fight terrorism charges leveled by the US Government.
The screening will be followed by a panel discussion featuring:
- David Cole, Professor of Law, Georgetown University
- Linda Moreno, Trial Attorney, USA vs Al-Arian
- Ron, Juror, USA vs Al-Arian Trial
- Abdullah Al-Arian, Son of Sami Al-Arian
- Line Halvorsen, Director of “USA vs Al-Arian”
- Amy Goodman, Democracy Now!
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CAIR, America’s largest Muslim civil liberties group, has 33 offices, chapters and affiliates nationwide and in Canada. Its mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.
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