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CAIR-Georgia Welcomes Home Students Who Were Trapped in Peru

CAIR-Georgia Welcomes Home Students Who Were Trapped in Peru



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.

SEE: CAIR-Georgia Calls on President Trump and Sec. Pompeo to Bring Home U.S. Students Trapped in Peru Under Martial Law

In a statement, CAIR-Georgia Legal and Policy Director Murtaza Khwaja said:

“CAIR-Georgia is grateful to Representative Engel, Representative Woodall, and the State Department for their efforts to reunite these students with their families and loved ones. It took a village to get them home, and we thank the entire community for its support.

“In the midst of the largest global pandemic of our times, these acts of coordination amongst our local, state, and national communities, as well as with the larger international community, will hopefully light the way for us to emerge stronger than when we entered this crisis.”

CAIR’s mission is to protect civil rights, enhance understanding of Islam, promote justice, and empower American Muslims.

La misión de CAIR es proteger las libertades civiles, mejorar la comprensión del Islam, promover la justicia, y empoderar a los musulmanes en los Estados Unidos.

CONTACT: CAIR-Georgia Legal & Policy Director Murtaza Khwaja, 404-432-8847, [email protected]