CAIR-FL: Call for Justice in Al-Arian Case
WHAT: On Friday January 6, 2006, a coalition of national and regional organizations will hold a news conference and rally to call for a just resolution in the Sami Al-Arian case. The news conference will take place at the Tampa federal courthouse immediately following a “hearing of determination” on the next legal steps in that case.
WHEN: Friday, January 6, 2006, immediately after 9:30 a.m. hearing for Sami
WHERE: Sam M Gibbons U.S. Courthouse, 801 North Florida, Ave, Tampa, FL 33602
CONTACT: Ahmed Bedier (CAIR-FL), 813-731-9506, E-Mail: email@example.com
Last month a federal jury in Tampa acquitted Al-Arian and his co-defendants of 61 counts and deadlocked on the rest. Despite the lack of a single conviction, Al-Arian and co-defendant Sameeh Hamoudeh remain behind bars.
Participants include: Nihad Awad, Executive Director, Council on American-Islamic Relations; Dr. Agha Saeed, American Muslim Task Force and American Muslim Alliance; Ahmed Younis, National Director, Muslim Public Affairs Council; Mahdi Bray, Executive Director, American Muslim Society Freedom Foundation; Rev. Warren Clark, United Church of Christ; Rev. Willard Lee, New Smyrna Full Gospel Baptist Church.