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DC: Groups to Remember Murdered Washington Post Journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Front of Saudi Embassy on Anniversary of His Killing

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 9/30/19) — On Wednesday, Oct. 2, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), Code Pink, Justice for Jamal (#JusticeForJamal), and Nonviolence International will host a news conference in front of the Embassy of Saudi Arabia in Washington, D.C., to honor the memory of murdered Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi and to demand justice for those involved in his killing.

Wednesday’s press conference marks the one-year anniversary of Khashoggi’s murder in the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul, Turkey. It was at 1:14 p.m. (in Turkey) on Oct. 2, 2018, that Khashoggi was last seen alive entering the consulate.

Speakers at the memorial include (but are not limited to): American Muslims for Palestine (AMP) National Policy Director Dr. Osama Abuirshaid, Code Pink Co-Founder Medea Benjamin, and Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) Director of Government Affairs Robert S. McCaw.

In November 2018, the Washington Post reported the CIA had concluded that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered the assassination Khashoggi. Khashoggi’s murder continues to impact press freedoms and human rights in Saudi Arabia and the state of U.S.-Saudi relations.

WHAT: News Conference Remembering Jamal Khashoggi on the One-Year Anniversary of His Murder
WHEN: Wednesday, October 2, 1 PM

WHERE:  Embassy of Saudi Arabia, 601 New Hampshire Ave NW, Washington, DC 20037

MEDIA CONTACT: CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726

Facebook Event Page: Commemorate death of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi

https://www.facebook.com/events/2427063930721747/

Justice for Jamal Khashoggi (#JusticeforJamal) is a campaign established by friends, colleagues and supporters of Jamal Khashoggi, seeking truth, accountability and #JusticeForJamal.

CODEPINK is a women-led grassroots organization working to end U.S. wars and militarism, support peace and human rights initiatives, and redirect our tax dollars into healthcare, education, green jobs and other life-affirming programs.

CAIR is America’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance understanding of Islam, protect civil rights, promote justice, and empower American Muslims.

La misión de CAIR es proteger las libertades civiles, mejorar la comprensión del Islam, promover la justicia, y empoderar a los musulmanes en los Estados Unidos.

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CONTACT: CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, ihooper@cair.com; CAIR Government Affairs Director Robert McCaw, 202-742-6448, rmccaw@cair.com

 

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