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CAIR-Colorado to Call for ‘Full and Transparent’ Probe of Muslim Youth’s Death

(DENVER, CO, 9/21/18) — On Tuesday, September 25, the Colorado chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-CO) will hold a news conference at the Denver Press Club to call on the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Department to launch a “full and transparent” investigation of the recent death of University of Colorado at Denver student Makhmud Chariev.

WHAT: CAIR-CO News Conference Calling for Probe of Muslim Youth’s Death
WHEN: Tuesday, September 25, 10 a.m.
WHERE: The Denver Press Club, 1330 Glenarm Pl, Denver, CO 80204
CONTACT: CAIR-CO Vice-Chair Krista Cole, kcole@cair.com, (703) 501-0961

Almost a month ago, Chariev was found burned to death, by the side of the road in Bennett, Colo. The family remains at a loss as to what evidence has been collected by the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Department and are unaware of any serious attempts to investigate their son’s death. 

They say little attempt has been made to keep them informed about progress in the investigation and attempts the family have made to reach out to the investigator in charge have been rebuffed.

“All the family seeks is a full and transparent investigation into their son’s death in order to bring some measure of closure to this tragic incident,” said CAIR-CO Vice-Chair Krista Cole. “We call on Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Department to take this case seriously and to determine what led to Makhmud Chariev’s death.”

CAIR’s mission is to protect civil rights, enhance understanding of Islam, 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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