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CAIR to Hold News Conference in Baghdad Calling for Journalist’s Release

In the Name of God, the Compassionate, the Merciful

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

– MEDIA ADVISORY –

CAIR TO HOLD NEWS CONFERENCE IN BAGHDAD CALLING FOR JOURNALIST’S RELEASE

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 1/20/2006) – On Saturday, January 21, a delegation from the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) will hold a news conference in Baghdad, Iraq, to reiterate an appeal for the release of American journalist Jill Carroll.

WHAT: CAIR News Conference in Baghdad Calling for the Release of Jill Carroll
WHEN: Saturday, January 21, 11 a.m. Baghdad Time
WHERE: Baghdad International Airport
CONTACT: CAIR Executive Director Nihad Awad, 703-851-4051, 962-777-578-857; CAIR Government Affairs Director Corey Saylor, 962-796-098-300; CAIR Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726

CAIR held news conferences yesterday in Amman, Jordan, and in Michigan, Carroll’s
home state, calling for her immediate and unconditional release. A number of Arabic and international media outlets, including Al-Jazeera, covered the Amman event.

SEE:Rights Group Urges Release of US Journalist in Iraq

SEE ALSO: As Deadline Looms, State’s Muslims Work for Release

Along with the delegation to Iraq and the earlier news conferences, CAIR also coordinated a joint appeal issued yesterday by national Muslim leaders calling for Carroll’s safe return to her family.

CAIR, America’s largest Islamic civil liberties group, has 31 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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CONTACT: Ibrahim Hooper, 202-488-8787 or 202-744-7726, E-Mail: ihooper@cair-net.org; Rabiah Ahmed, 202-488-8787 or 202-439-1441, E-Mail: rahmed@cair-net.org

 

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