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Egyptian Men Remain on Federal Watch List

Eight Egyptian men who were detained after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks still appear on government watch lists even though the FBI promised to have their names removed. None of the eight men were charged, and the FBI has said they are innocent. But their names remain in databases such as a national criminal index and a “no-fly” list that triggers detention whenever someone who is listed tries to board a plane. An FBI agent said the change will be made soon, but the process is complicated because several agencies share databases. “It’s not just like flipping a switch,” said Doug Garrison, who volunteered to solve the problem. The eight, all from Evansville, were detained as material witnesses after the FBI received information that the men might be involved in a terrorist threat. Neither they nor their attorneys were given details about why they were detained. Full Story

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