posted on May, 18 2009 @ 02:31 PM
In a five-to-four decision, the justices on Monday overturned a lower court decision allowing a Pakistani man held after the attacks to sue John
Ashcroft, the former attorney general, and Robert Mueller, the director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).
Javaid Iqbal was arrested in November 2001 on an immigration violation and jailed for five months in a maximum-security prison in New York.
He says he was held in solitary confinement for 23 hours a day for several months with the light always on, and that he was subjected to repeated
strip searches, beatings and verbal abuse.
Iqbal sought to have the justices recognise an established pattern of mistreatment of and discrimination against Muslim detainees by administration
officials under George Bush, the then US president, as they conducted the so-called "war on terror"
It is disgusting that we have high ranking officials condemning torture, speaking out against it....but actually facing consequences? Sorry, bud,
you're out of luck. We said we don't like torture, isn't that enough?
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