Top Leaderboard, Site wide
Truthdig: Drilling Beneath the Headlines
April 23, 2017 Disclaimer: Please read.
x

Statements and opinions expressed in articles are those of the authors, not Truthdig. Truthdig takes no responsibility for such statements or opinions.







Truthdig Bazaar
In Search of the Blues

In Search of the Blues

By Marybeth Hamilton

more items

 
Ear to the Ground
Email this item Print this item

U.S. to Pay $300,000 to Ex-Detainee

Posted on Feb 28, 2006
Ehab_Elmaghraby
From Barry Iverson / The New York Times

Ehab Elmaghraby in Alexandria, Egypt, in April 2004. Elmaghraby, detained after 9/11, said he settled his lawsuit reluctantly.

N.Y. Times: The federal government has agreed to pay $300,000 to settle a lawsuit brought by an Egyptian who was among dozens of Muslim men swept up in the New York area after 9/11, held for months in a federal detention center in Brooklyn and deported after being cleared of links to terrorism.

The settlement, filed in federal court late yesterday, is the first the government has made in a number of lawsuits charging that noncitizens were abused and their constitutional rights violated in detentions after the terror attacks.

It removes one of two plaintiffs from a case in which a federal judge ruled last fall that former Attorney General John Ashcroft, the director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and other top government officials must answer questions under oath. Government lawyers filed an appeal of that ruling on Friday.

Full story

Taboola Below Article
Get a book from one of our contributors in the Truthdig Bazaar.

Related Entries

Get truth delivered to
your inbox every day.



New and Improved Comments

If you have trouble leaving a comment, review this help page. Still having problems? Let us know. If you find yourself moderated, take a moment to review our comment policy.

Join the conversation

Load Comments
Right Top, Site wide - Care2
 
Right Skyscraper, Site Wide
Right Internal Skyscraper, Site wide

Like Truthdig on Facebook