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Two Immigrants Detained After 9-11 to Sue

Two Middle Eastern immigrants have come forward to allege they were placed in solitary confinement, beaten and verbally abused at a federal lock-up in New York City following the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks. Javaid Iqbal, a former cable technician, and Ehab Elmaghraby, a former restaurant worker, say they were shackled, shoved into walls, punched and called “terrorists” and epithets. The men allege that federal agents apprehended them on suspicion of terrorist ties and held them for months at the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn, which was cited for brutal treatment of detainees in a report last year by the Justice Department Inspector General. Full Story

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