The Infamous Underwear bomber, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, has filed a lawsuit against a prison of The United States Of America for maltreatment.
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Abdulmutallab was well known for his bad deeds in 2009 when he nearly killed about 289 people in an Amsterdam-to-Detroit flight.
Abdulmutallab was convicted in 2012 for a terrorist attempt and for being in possession of detonating explosives in his pants. He had since being in prison in the United States.
He was sentenced to ” four life terms plus 50 years without parole and incarcerated at ADX Florence, the supermax federal prison in Colorado, United States.”
However, Abdulmutallab filed a suit in Colorado earlier this week stating that his constitutional rights are being violated and he is not been allowed to practise his faith as a Muslim in prison or speak to anyone in the outside world.
The suit was filed against “the Federal Bureau of Prisons and the US Attorney General, Jeff Sessions, citing violations of his First, Fifth and Eighth Amendment rights.”
Abdulmutallab’s lawyer, Gail Johnson, upheld his client’s complaints stating that his client’s rights under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act were being violated.
The “underwear bomber” complained of “being held in long-term solitary confinement under Special Administrative Measures.”
The suit read, “The SAMs imposed on Mr. Abdulmutallab prohibit him from having any communication whatsoever with more than 7.5 billion people, the vast majority of people on the planet.”
The complaint also alleged that the SAMs “severely restrict Abdulmutallab’s ability to practise religion as he is unable to participate in group prayers alongside fellow Muslims within the facility.”
Furthermore, the lawsuit also added that Abdulmutallab was force-fed during a hunger strike in a painful and excessive way at Colorado prison facility repeatedly.
The suit also alleged that “white supremacist inmates were also permitted to harass him during prayer times.”
“Prisoners retain fundamental constitutional rights to communicate with others and have family relationships free from undue interference by the government,” said Johnson.
“The restrictions imposed on our client are excessive and unnecessary, and therefore, we seek the intervention of the federal court.”