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Guantanamo North: Muslim Prisoners in America
Date Friday May 17
Time 6:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Location Details
CHANDNI | 5748 Mowry School Road, Newark, California
Event Type Fundraiser
Organizer/AuthorMLFA SF Bay Area [at]
Join the Muslim Legal Fund of America for our first annual fundraising gala in the San Francisco Bay Area. Speakers will discuss discrimination Muslims have faced in the US criminal justice system, MLFA's work to defend civil liberties in American courtrooms and connections across communities.

Featured Speakers:
Imam Siraj Wahhaj, Rabab Abdulhadi, Charles Swift, Ahmed Ghappour.

Tickets $30 per person; $200 per table (8) | get tickets at email at [at] or call 415-529-5422 | Free Babysitting

"Guantanamo North" is a term used to describe Communication Management Units, self-contained groups at the United States Federal Bureau of Prisons. CMUs are filled predominately with Muslim inmates and phone calls, visits, and all communications with the outside world are severely restricted. Rights groups charge that the units constitute cruel and unusual punishment and have filed lawsuits accusing the facilities of some of the same due process complaints raised by Guantanamo detainees.
Added to the calendar on Monday May 13th, 2013 3:46 AM