(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:

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.

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