ACTION ALERT Washington Report On Middle East Affaris 8/11/08

Although Dr. Sami Al-Arian’s criminal contempt trial has been postponed, two events planned around his original trial date of June 13 will take place as scheduled:

1. A screening of the award-winning documentary “USA vs Al-Arian,” sponsored by Friends of Human Rights: Monday, August 11, 7:30 p.m.
Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington
4444 Arlington Blvd.
Arlington, VA 22204
(703) 892-2565

2. A Civil Rights Forum
sponsored by the American Muslim Alliance (AMA), along with co-sponsors CAIR, MAS Freedom Foundation, Friends of Human Rights, and the Tampa Bay Coalition for Justice and Peace:
Tuesday, August 12, 7 to 9 p.m.

At the
Historical Society of Washington

801 K Street, NW

(between 7th and 9th Streets, NW)
Washington, DC 20001

Speakers include:
Laila Al-Arian, Prof. Norman Finkelstein, Prof. Peter Erlinder, Esq., Prof. Charles Butterworth, Attorney Linda Moreno, Prof. John Voll, Dr. Agha Saeed and more.

The forum will focus on the unjust detention and abuse of legal process against Dr. Sami Al-Arian.

The forum is open to the public. However, seating is limited. There will be light refreshments.