(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 at 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.

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"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 the wife of Todashev 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: TODAY Wednesday, May 29, 7 p.m. (Eastern)
WHERE: Rainforest Conference Room, 8480 International Dr., Orlando, FL 32819
CONTACT: CAIR-Tampa Executive Director Hassan Shibly, 813-541-4321, E-Mail:hshibly@cair.com

 

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