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CAIR-Florida to Call for Probe of FBI Shooting After Revelation that Suspect was Unarmed



CAIR-FL to Call for Probe of FBI Shooting After Revelation that Suspect was Unarmed

(TAMPA, FL, 5/29/13) --

Later today, the Florida chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-FL) will hold a news conference in Orlando to call for an independent investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights Division into the FBI's shooting of an unarmed Orlando Muslim after hours of interrogation in his house.

Sources now say Ibragim Todashev was unarmed when he was shot and killed by an FBI agent during lengthy questioning in Orlando last week.

"Our call for an independent investigation of this disturbing incident is not just about the victim and his family, but is also about constitutional rights and the rule of law," said CAIR-Tampa Executive Director Hassan Shibly.

A friend who was at the apartment during the interrogation and Todashev's widow will take part in the news conference.

WHAT: CAIR-FL News Conference Calling for Independent DOJ Investigation of FBI's Shooting of Ibragim Todashev
WHEN: Wednesday, May 29, 7 p.m. (Eastern)
WHERE: Rainforest Conference Room, 8480 International Dr., Orlando, FL 32819


CAIR-Tampa Executive Director Hassan Shibly, 813-541-4321,

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.


CAIR-Tampa Executive Director Hassan Shibly, 813-541-4321,; CAIR-South Florida Executive Director Nezar Hamze, 954-673-9459,; CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726,


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