Press Conference at Santa Ana Courthouse Before ‘Irvine 11’ Trial Comes to a Close

(SANTA ANA, CA, 9/18/11) – Ten students have were indicted with two counts of misdemeanors that the Orange County District Attorney’s office decided to take to criminal court. After weeks of trial, thousands of dollars in taxpayer money, rigorous jury selection sifting through more than 200 jurors, the ‘Irvine 11′ trial will come to a close. The jury’s verdict will not only determine what the students’ sentence will be, but their decision could impact your right to free speech. On September 19th, various Southern California community leaders will address the important impacts this trial has already had on the community, and what they hope will come of this.

Defense attorneys and prosecutors are expected to make closing statements on Monday, September 19th.

WHAT: News conference on ‘Irvine 11’ trial

WHEN: 12:05 p.m. | Monday, September 19th

WHERE: Central Justice Center, 700 W. Civic Center Drive, Santa Ana, CA. 92701

WHO:

Kifah Shah, Spokesperson, Stand with the Eleven

Saadia Khan, Civic Outreach Coordinator, Muslim Public Affairs Council

Estee Chandler, Organizer, Jewish Voice for Peace – LA

Hussam Ayloush, Executive Director, Council on American-Islamic Relations – LA

Mohammed Faqih, Religious Director, Islamic Institute of Orange County

Kristen Ess Schurr, Organizer, CODEPINK Los Angeles

Father John Conrad, Priest, All Saints’ Episcopal Church

Shakeel Syed, Executive Director, Islamic Shura Council of Southern California

CONTACT:

Kifah Shah, Stand with the Eleven Campaign

(760) 902-2490media@irvine11.com

Munira Syeda, CAIR-Los Angeles Area

(714) 776-1847 or (714) 851-4851info@losangeles.cair.com