Nigerian "Underwear Bomber" Farouk Abdulmutallab Sues US Over Free Speech And Religious Rights

at 12:34 PM, 20 Oct 17 (1 month ago)
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A Nigerian man serving life sentences for trying to set off a bomb in his underwear on a plane on Christmas Day 2009 is suing the U.S. Justice Department for denying his free speech and religious rights. Federal Courthouse in Detroit where Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, known as the underwear bomber, pled guilty to all charges against him October 12, 2011 at the Federal Courthouse in Detroit, Michigan. Michigan. Abdulmutallab, a 24 year-old Nigerian man accused of attempting to blow up Northwest 253 flight as it was landing in Detroit on Christmas day in 2009 is scheduled for sentencing in January 12, 2012. AFP Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab received multiple life sentences after the attempted attack on the Amsterdam to Detroit flight, which he called part of his “religious duty” as a Muslim to wage jihad against the United States.
In a lawsuit filed in a Colorado federal court, he said authorities in the federal maximum security prison where he is being held were violating his constitutional rights by not allowing him to communicate with the outside world or practice his religion as a Muslim, court documents showed. Abdulmutallab, 30, was being held in long-term solitary confinement, the lawsuit said. It accused staff at the United States Penitentiary-Administrative Maximum Facility in Florence, Colorado of repeatedly force feeding him during a hunger strike using “excessively and unnecessarily painful” methods.
Abdulmutallab also asserted the Justice Department went too far in restricting his communication, including not allowing him to talk to his nieces and nephews since his solitary confinement was based on a special administrative measures imposed on national security grounds. White supremacist inmates were also permitted to harass him during prayer times, according to the lawsuit.
“Prisoners retain fundamental constitutional rights to communicate with others and have family relationships free from undue interference by the government,” said Gail Johnson, his attorney, in a statement to the New York Times.
“The restrictions imposed on our client are excessive and unnecessary, and therefore we seek the intervention of the federal court.” Justice Department officials were not immediately available for comment. Abdulmutallab trained at an al Qaeda camp in Yemen under the direction of U.S.-born Muslim cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, according to the Justice Department. His bomb caused a fire on the Northwest Airlines flight, which had 289 people aboard, and he was subdued by passengers.
chukkychukky at 12:40 PM, 20 Oct 17 (1 month ago)
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hw dem go allow you, u get luck say no be kiri kiri ur case for still dey await trial
ruthie at 12:42 PM, 20 Oct 17 (1 month ago)
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kixme at 12:46 PM, 20 Oct 17 (1 month ago)
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SO na so e happen?? Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
Mykie010 at 01:45 PM, 20 Oct 17 (1 month ago)
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u never see anything,u go hear nwii
willyking at 01:49 PM, 20 Oct 17 (1 month ago)
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So this idiot still dey alive
kaposky at 06:44 PM, 20 Oct 17 (1 month ago)
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james987 at 06:52 PM, 20 Oct 17 (1 month ago)
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I no understand because this animal been want kill em self.. wonder which right em dey fight for..
BournIdentity at 06:58 PM, 20 Oct 17 (1 month ago)
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O boy, nobsmalltin..,, na d result bi dat wen u take too much weed lyk kixmonkey... Shocked
BournIdentity at 07:03 PM, 20 Oct 17 (1 month ago)
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@kaposky,,, just bcos sey ubi d offspring of madness no mean sey ugo dey wear ur papa and mama name waka anywhere u lyk..,,, sidon for house gesticulate freemadness with ur neighbor pikin.
kacylee at 07:09 PM, 20 Oct 17 (1 month ago)
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so u are still alive sef


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