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 - For Immediate Release  -


March 2, 2006

(Chicago, IL 3/2/2006) – The Coalition to Protect People’s Rights, an alliance of over 20 organizations and individuals united to protect citizens from civil liberties and human rights abuses, will hold a press conference on Friday, March 3 coinciding with the opening statements for the suppression of evidence obtained under torture hearings. Coalition members will speak on the issues of Constitutional and Human Rights in support of Mr. Salah’s right to a fair and open trial. Speakers include members of the Arab, Palestinian, Muslim, Human Rights and Civil Rights communities of Chicago.

WHO: Steven Saltzman, Attorney, Center for Constitutional Rights
Robert Bloom, Attorney, Muhammad Salah Defense Team
Ali Abunimah, Palestinian Media Analyst
Abdul Malik Mujahid, Council of Islamic Organization of Greater Chicago
Ahmed Rehab, Council on American Islamic Relations – Chicago (CAIR)
Shafic Budron, American Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee – Chicago
Dr. Seema Imam, Friend of the Salah Family

WHAT: Case of Muhammad Salah Press Conference

WHEN: Friday, March 3rd 2006 9:00 AM

WHERE: Dirksen Federal Building – Dearborn and Adams

CONTACTS: Ahmed Rehab, CAIR-Chicago (847) 971-3963 ; Adlai Shalabi, ADC-Chicago (312)-399-0930,; Suzanne Adely, CPPR (773)-510-7446 .

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