University of Alaska Southeast

Friday’s UAS Evening at Egan Lecture canceled

Juneau, Alaska
Date of Press Release: October 11, 2007

This Friday’s UAS Evening at Egan lecture with Judge Zuhair al-Maliki is canceled. UAS learned today of an assassination attempt on Judge Zuhair’s life as he was preparing to leave Iraq for his tour of the States. He and his family were not harmed in the attempt, but his home and most his positions were destroyed.

Judge Zuhair wrote the following in an e-mail to lecture organizer Kevin Myers, “While these actions will not sway me from continuing my work on the Rule of Law, they have forced me to temporarily postpone my trip to the United States in the month of October.  As soon as I am able to ensure the security of my family and process new travel documents, I will reschedule my visit.  In the meantime, I wish you the very best and apologize for this terrible inconvenience."

The lecture series will continue next week as scheduled.

Contacts:

Kevin Myers

University of Alaska Southeast

(907) 796-6530