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Friday, June 15, 2007

Court Rules US Officials Liable In 9/11 Abuse Case »

Reuters Photo: In this file photo, former U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft (R) and FBI Director Robert...
Reuters Christine Kearney June 14, 2007 11:06 PM
A Pakistani man who says he was abused in detention after the September 11 attacks can name the FBI director and a former U.S. attorney general in his lawsuit against the government, an appeals court ruled on Thursday.
Javaid Iqbal, a Muslim, was held for more than a year at a Brooklyn detention center after the September 11 attacks. He, along with hundreds of Muslims and Arabs sued the U.S. government, claiming they were abused and held for no legitimate reason.


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