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CAIR-Sacramento: Muslims to Rally in Support of Teen

(DAVIS, CA, 4/18/2006) – The Sacramento Valley office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-SV) has announced that members of the local Muslim community and others will rally later today in support of Halema Buzayan, a Davis teenager whose family claims was the target of police discrimination. A Yolo County judge yesterday dismissed a hit-and-run charge that had been brought against Buzayan.

WHAT: March for Justice with the Buzayan Family
WHEN: Tuesday, April 18, 5 p.m.
WHERE: From Davis Senior High School (DSHS) to City Hall
CONTACT: CAIR-SV Executive Director Basim Elkarra, 916-441-6269, or E-Mail:

SEE: Teen’s Hit-Run Case Dismissed
SEE ALSO: Family Goes Forward With Civil Suit
CAIR-CA Calls on DOJ to Protect Rights of Muslim Teen
Girl Describes Police Mistreatment

“We are pleased with the outcome of the case and congratulate the Buzayan family on their perseverance throughout this ordeal,” said CAIR-SV President Hamza EL-Nakhal.

CAIR, America’s largest Islamic civil liberties group, has 32 offices and chapters 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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