• CAIR prepares delegation to Iran seeking journalist’s release

    by  • April 23, 2009 • Muslim Advocacy and Organizations

    The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) is preparing to send a delegation to Iran to seek the release of American journalist Roxana Saberi, who was recently sentenced by an Iranian court to eight years in prison.

    In an April 17 letter to President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, CAIR Board Chairman State Senator Larry Shaw (NC) and CAIR Executive Director Nihad Awad requested that the Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization “be allowed to travel to Iran to discuss with you and other officials the case of Roxana Saberi and how it may be resolved in a way that helps improve relations and benefits the cause of international peace and stability.”

    Earlier this April, CAIR called on Iran to release Saberi as a “gesture of reconciliation” to help improve relations between Iran and America.

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