TRENTON, N.J. – A New Jersey man detained for months in Ethiopia on allegations of supporting Islamic militants before being allowed to come home sued the FBI agents involved in his interrogations.
Amir Mohamed Meshal, who was held nearly four months in Ethiopia, claims his constitutional rights were violated when U.S. agents carried out interrogations in the hunt for al-Qaida in the Horn of Africa.
Meshal, of Tinton Falls, said he was questioned by FBI agents more than 30 times. He said the agents threatened him with torture and death, and that he was never allowed to talk to an attorney or contact his family.
He returned to New Jersey, where he was born and raised, in May 2007.                                                                              
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