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"Guantanamo: A Muslim Chaplain's Struggle for Justice" with James Yee

Monday, March 20, 2008
The University of Texas School of Law
Charles I. Francis Auditorium


EVENT SPONSORS

The University of Texas
School of Law
Individual Rights & Responsibilities
Section of the
State Bar of Texas
Robert Strauss Center for
International Security and Law
Mayer Brown, LLP National Security and
Human Rights Clinic
Texas Journal on Civil Liberties
& Civil Rights

 


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AUDIO FROM THE DISCUSSION

Presentation (audio only, WMA)
http://realaudio.cc.utexas.edu:8080/asxgen/law/depts/media/Reels/TJCLCR/TJCLCR3-20-08.WMA

 


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PRESS RELEASE

James Yee will discuss his observations and experiences as a U.S. Army Officer and Chaplain at Guantanamo
Bay on Thursday, March 20 at 6:00 p.m. in The University of Texas Law School Charles I. Francis Auditorium.

Although recognized twice for outstanding performance as a minister to detainees on behalf of the U.S. Army,
Chaplain Yee was arrested and held in solitary confinement for 76 days in 2003. He was accused of spying,
espionage and aiding prisoners at the Guantanamo Bay detention camp but was subsequently exonerated of
all charges, given an honorable discharge and commended for his service.

Yee is a third-generation Chinese American who, after graduating from West Point, converted to Islam in April of
1991 and served in the U.S. military for over a decade. He has been featured on a variety of news programs,
including The O'Reilly Factor and MSNBC's Hardball, and has spoken at college campuses around the country.
Yee also tells his story in For God and Country: Faith and Patriotism Under Fire and will sign copies brought to
the event. His book is available at UT Co-Op East.

Sponsored by the Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law, Mayer Brown LLP, the Texas
Journal on Civil Liberties and Civil Rights, the National Security & Human Rights Clinic at The University of Texas
School of Law and the Individual Rights & Responsibilities Section of the State Bar of Texas.

All participating sponsors are nonpartisan and take no institutional position on any issue. All statements of fact
and all expressions of opinion at the event are the sole responsibility of the speakers.


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