The Southern California office of the Council
on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-LA) and the local Muslim community will
hold a news conference today to welcome back the American Muslim citizen
who was recently released from Egypt.
WHEN: Press Conference today, July 25, 2004 at 3:00 p.m. (Pacific)
WHERE: Outside of baggage claim, Bradley International Terminal, LAX
Airport FLIGHT INFO: British Airways Flight 283 (Scheduled to arrive at
2:55 p.m. Call British Airways for up-to-date information.)
CONTACT: CAIR-LA, Sabiha Khan, 714-776-1847, 714-390-0334
SEE: AMERICAN DETAILS EGYPT DETENTION
CAIR-LA announced the release of Abdul Ghafoor Mahboob on Thursday,
July 22. He had been held illegally be Egyptian officials since Friday,
CAIR-LA called on the U.S. and Egyptian governments to release information
about Mahboob’s detention. CAIR officials were in contact with the U.S.
Department of State, the American embassy in Cairo and the Egyptian embassy
in Washington, D.C.
According to Mahboob, he was detained at Cairo airport by Egyptian security
personnel. He had been in Egypt studying Arabic and was on his way home
CAIR, America’s largest Islamic civil liberties group, has 28 regional
offices and chapters nationwide and in Canada.
CONTACTS: CAIR-LA, Sabiha Khan, 714-776-1847 or 714-390-0334, E-MAIL:
firstname.lastname@example.org; CAIR-National, Ibrahim Hooper, 202-488-8787 or
202-744-7726, E-MAIL: email@example.com; Rabiah Ahmed 202-488-8787 or
202-439-1441, EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org