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18. September 2005 • MarkDilley
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Amnesty International USA (Detroit Group) and Pointes for Peace sponsor an evening with Shereef Akeel, Esq. (UM Alumn)

The lead attorney in a class action alleging widespread abuses against Iraqi detainees at the infamous Abu Ghraib Prison and other sites.
Mr. Akeel’s discussion of the suit against the private companies and government officials in charge of prisoner interrogation as well as his personal experiences in Iraq and Abu Ghraib will provide a rare, informed and thoughtful glimpse into the realities behind the headlines.

Wednesday, September 21, 7:30 P.M.
(Come at 7:00 for light refreshments and conversation)
Christ Church, 61 Grosse Pointe Blvd.,
(at Fisher Rd., behind Grosse Pointe South High School)

In an 9/10/04 article about Mr. Akeel’s work, the Detroit Free Press wrote:

The allegations raise the issue about whether abusive interrogation tactics, humiliation, and sexual abuse and harsh detention practices are commonly used by the U.S. military and the two companies with multimillion dollar contracts. . . . Akeel says he told detainees that the U.S. Constitution provides a process to correct problems and punish those who break laws. “I tell them, as bad as the abuses are, I will promise to get them aired and redressed. That’s our message. This is democracy at work.”

For more information call Amnesty International – Detroit: (313) 531-7647