Community members to hold prayer vigil for Dr. Riad Abdelkarim outside Rep.
WHAT: The Southland Interfaith community is holding a prayer vigil for the
safe return home of Dr. Riad Abdelkarim, an Orange County physician who was
on a fact-finding mission on behalf of the international medical group,
International Medical Corps. Dalell Mohmed, the other American also held in
Israel without any charges, was released on Monday and held a press
conference today in Los Angeles. Both were on a humanitarian mission to
assess the health needs in the Palestinian territories.
The Council On American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), Dr. Abdelkarim's family,
and the general community continues to be concerned about the health and
safety of Dr. Abdelkarim. CAIR demands the intermediate intervention by our
government to release Dr. Abdelkarim.
WHEN: Thursday, May 16, 2002, 12 P.M.
WHERE: Outside Congressman Christopher Cox's Office, One Newport Place,
#420, Newport Beach, CA 92660
CONTACT: Sabiha Khan 714-776-1847 or 714-390-0334 (Cell)
NOTE: The vigil is co-sponsored by the Council on American-Islamic
Relations (CAIR) and the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC)
Contact the State Department to request that they pressure Israel to free
Mr. William J. Burns
Assistant Secretary of State
Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs
U.S. Department of State
2201 C St. NW - 6258
Washington, DC 20520
VIA FAX: 202-736-4462