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CAIR to Host Capitol Hill Panel on Closure of Gitmo Prison Camp

In the Name of God, the Compassionate, the Merciful

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CAIR TO HOST CAPITOL HILL PANEL ON CLOSURE OF GITMO PRISON CAMP

(WASHINGTON, DC, 6/22/06) – On June 27, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) will host a panel discussion on Capitol Hill to discuss the need to close the U.S. prison camp at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba.

The discussion, entitled “Should the U.S. Shut Down Gitmo?” features former Guantanamo Bay Muslim Chaplain James Yee and Gene Fidell of Feldesman, Tucker, Leifer and Fidell. Fidell is an attorney who has worked on cases involving Guantanamo Bay inmates.

Refreshments will be served. Admission is free, but seating is limited.

WHEN: Tuesday, June 27, 2006, 12-1:30 p.m.
WHERE: Rayburn House Office Building, 2nd Floor, Room 2226, Washington, D.C.
RSVP: events@cair-net.org

CAIR, America’s largest Muslim civil liberties group, has 32 offices, chapters and affiliates 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: CAIR Research Director Dr. Mohamed Nimer, 202-488-8787, E-Mail: mnimer@cair-net.org

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CAIR
Council on American-Islamic Relations
453 New Jersey Avenue, S.E.
Washington, D.C. 20003
Tel: 202-488-8787, 202-744-7726
Fax: 202-488-0833
E-mail: cair@cair-net.org
URL: http://www.cair-net.org

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