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CAIR-Georgia Welcomes GBI Probe, Shares New Details After Police Shooting of Sudanese-American Muslim

pic(ATLANTA, GA, 5/18/2020) – The Georgia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Georgia) today welcomed the initiation of what is hoped to be a "swift, thorough, and transparent investigation" into the police shooting of Yassin Mohamed.

The 47-year-old Sudanese-American Muslim man was shot and killed on May 9 by an Evans County sheriff’s deputy who had been called to the scene in response to a report of jaywalking.

According to law enforcement, Mohamed was suspected to have been in the midst of a mental health crisis. 

SEE: GBI: Georgia Deputy Kills Man Over Attack With Rocks 

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CAIR-Georgia Welcomes Arrests in Murder of Ahmaud Arbery, Calls for Resignation of Officials Involved in Earlier Investigations

Gregory and Travis McMichael arrested in connection with the killing of Mr. Arbery 1(ATLANTA, GA, 5/8/2020) – The Georgia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Georgia), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today welcomed the Georgia Bureau of Investigation’s arrests of Gregory and Travis McMichael for the alleged murder of Ahmaud Arbery, and called for the officials involved in the original investigation of the shooting to resign.

 

SEE BREAKING NEWS: County Commissioner Claims DA Johnson Blocked Arrest of Suspect McMichaels

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CAIR-Georgia Joins Call for Immediate Arrest of Suspects in ‘Modern-Day Lynching’ of Ahmaud Arbery

ahmaud(ATLANTA, GA, 5/7/2020) – The Georgia office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Georgia), a chapter of the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today joined a nationwide call for the immediate arrest of the two men who allegedly shot unarmed jogger Ahmaud Arbery.

 

CAIR-Georgia also called District Attorney Tom Durden’s decision to convene a grand jury to bring charges against the two suspects "overdue," and demanded the state prosecute the suspect to the fullest extent of the law.

 

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CAIR-Georgia Welcomes Home Students Who Were Trapped in Peru

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Muslim civil rights group thanks those who ensured their safe return to state

 

(ATLANTA, GA, 3/26/2020) – The Georgia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Georgia) today welcomed home 15 American students who were previously trapped in Peru under martial law.

After eight days of appeals to the United States government, local representatives, the media, and the public, the students boarded a chartered flight Wednesday that delivered them to the Miami International Airport that night.

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