CAIR-MI to Call for Due Process for Muslim Detained in Iran
(SOUTHFIELD, MI, 9/24/12) On Tuesday, September
25, the Michigan chapter of the Council on
American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MI) will hold a
press conference in Southfield, Mich., on the eve
of Iran’s president speaking to the United
Nations to call for due process and mercy for a
Michigan Muslim being detained by the Iranian government.
WHAT: Press Conference Calling for Due Process
for Mich. Muslim Detained in Iran
WHEN: Tuesday, September 25 at 10 a.m.
WHERE: CAIR-MI Office, 21700 Northwestern Highway, Suite 815, Southfield, MI
CONTACT: CAIR-MI Executive Director Dawud Walid,
248-842-1418, E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Amir Hekmati, a U.S. military veteran from Flint,
Mich., has been detained by the Iranian
government since August 2011 on the accusation
that he is a CIA agent. He was subsequently given
the death penalty in January, but the conviction was later dismissed.
Hekmati’s family has not been able to communicate
with him for several months and no court date has been given for a retrial.
SEE: Flint Family Holds Out Hope for Release of Son (Free Press)
Hekmati’s mother, sister and brother-in-law will
also be at the press conference.
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.