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CAIR-FL to Hold Press Conference with Family of Tampa Teen Beaten by Israelis

Tariq-Khdeir(TAMPA, FL 7/6/14) — On Monday, July 7, the Florida chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Florida) will hold a press conference in Tampa with the family of Tariq Khdeir, the high school student who was released from custody and placed under house arrest today after he was brutally beaten and detained by Israeli forces in Jerusalem.

CAIR-FL: Tampa Teen Tariq Khdeir Released by Israeli Authorities, But Remains Under House Arrest

WHAT: CAIR-FL Press Conference with Family of Tariq Khdeir
WHEN: Monday, July 7, 4 p.m.
WHERE: CAIR Florida Office, 8056 N 56th St, Tampa, FL 33617
CONTACT: CAIR-Florida Chief Executive Director Hassan Shibly, 813-541-4321,

Khdeir's brutal beating was captured on video. He is a cousin of kidnapped and murdered Palestinian teen Mohammed Abu Khdeir.

SEE: CAIR 'Relieved' at Release of Florida Teen Brutally Beaten by Israelis

The Washington-based Muslim civil rights organization had called on American officials to press for Khdeir's release. CAIR also joined Maryland relatives of the beaten teen at a rally Saturday outside the White House in Washington, D.C.

CAIR Photo: White House Rally Shows Support for Tariq Khdeir

CAIR is America's largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. 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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CONTACT: CAIR-Florida Chief Executive Director Hassan Shibly, 813-541-4321,; CAIR-Florida Regional Operations Director Nezar Hamze, 954-673-9459,; CAIR Maryland Outreach Manager Zainab Chaudry, 410-971-6062,; CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726,; CAIR Communications Manager Amina Rubin, 202-341-4171,


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