(TAMPA, FL, 8/14/09) – The Tampa chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Tampa) will hold a news conference today outside the Tampa Convention Center with family members of Youssef Megahed following their naturalization ceremony.
Megahed’s trial in Miami immigration court begins on Monday August 17. CAIR-Tampa and the Megahed family members will answer questions about the upcoming trial.
WHAT: Family Reacts to Upcoming Trail of Youssef Megahed
WHEN: Naturalization ceremony begins at 12:30 p.m.
WHERE: The Tampa Convention Center, 333 South Franklin Street, Tampa, FL
Youssef Megahed was arrested in Goose Creek, S.C. in August of 2007, after being stopped for speeding. He was charged with transporting explosive materials and a destructive device and later acquitted in federal court in April of this year. Days later, Megahed was arrested by Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) on the same charges he faced in federal court.
SEE: Exclusive: Youssef Megahed Speaks Out from Prison (Democracy Now)
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-Tampa Executive Director Ramzy Kiliç, 813-486-2529, E-Mail: email@example.com; CAIR-Tampa Operations Director Khadijah Rivera, 813-516-2137, E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org