Amid political turmoil, Sudan stands at a crossroads between a path toward democracy and one toward continued political repression. At this event, panelists will discuss not only the latest developments in Sudan, but will offer concrete actions that Congress can take to support democracy in the country. Thursday, August 22nd,...
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Washington Watch- He Threatened Us, Now He Goes to Jail
by James Zogby in Washington Watch
Back in May, a jury found Patrick Syring, a former State Department official, guilty of 14 counts of making threats against my life and my staff at the Arab American Institute. This week, a federal judge sentenced Syring to five years in prison to be followed by three years of court-ordered probation. This was Syring's second conviction. He had been found guilty of the same crimes against me and my staff in 2008 and served over a year in prison. Continue Reading....
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On Tragic Anniversary, AAI Joins Families and Civil Rights Organizations to Call for Action on Hate Crime (WASHINGTON, D.C.)- On the anniversary of the 2016 murder of Khalid Jabara in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and the 2017 murder of Heather Heyer in Charlottesville, Virginia, Arab American Institute Executive Director Maya Berry issued the following statement: ...
Tomorrow is the anniversary of the deaths of two victims of hate crime. Khalid Jabara and Heather Heyer were killed on the same day, August 12, one year apart: Khalid, in 2016, standing on his front doorstep in Tulsa, Oklahoma; and Heather, in 2017, marching peacefully in Charlottesville, Virginia. While the devastating murders...
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