Thursday, 5 December 2013

CAIR: Fla. Muslim Files Suit Against Feds After Being Imprisoned for Months

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CAIR: Fla. Muslim Files Suit Against Feds After Being Imprisoned for Months
 
(MIAMI, FL, 12/5/13) - The Florida chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-FL) today announced the filing of a federal complaint against the United States by Irfan Khan, an American Muslim citizen, alleging false arrest, false imprisonment and malicious prosecution.

 

Khan was arrested and imprisoned for 319 days and made to endure what he describes as "some of the worse conditions imaginable" in solitary confinement in federal prison. The government dropped all charges against Irfan before trial. He is being represented by Morgan & Morgan, P.A. and CAIR-FL.

 

"Being an American is about having the right to be who you are. We look forward to pursuing justice on behalf of Mr. Khan," said Michael Hanna, a discrimination attorney at Morgan & Morgan.

 

"The decision to take away someone's liberties is a serious responsibility. We are seeing a troubling pattern of overzealous prosecution when it comes to the Muslim community. We look forward to a transparent proceeding to reveal the facts," said Nezar Hamze, spokesman for CAIR-FL.   

 

Morgan and Morgan is a leading personal injury law firm dedicated to protecting the people, not the powerful.

 

CAIR is America's largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.

 

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CONTACT: CAIR-FL Spokesman Nezar Hamze, 954-673-9459, nhamze@cair.com; CAIR-FL Executive Director Hassan Shibly, 813-541-4321, hshibly@cair.com; CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, ihooper@cair.com; Morgan & Morgan Attorney Michael Hanna, 786-529-6483, mhanna@forthepeople.com 

 

 

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