“Civil Rights Action Filed Against Federal Government For Imposing Modern Day Shunning” @ People’s Law Office

Posted on September 6, 2012

“The only United States citizen residing in the U.S. designated as a  “terrorist” by the Department of Treasury filed suit today in federal court to challenge as unconstitutional the onerous restrictions imposed on him by that designation for the past 17 years. Under the restrictions, which bar virtually all economic transactions, even those necessary for survival, Muhammad Salah is not permitted to get a job, pay rent or a mortgage, pay for his children’s education, obtain medical care or even buy a loaf of bread without first obtaining approval from the Treasury Department.

The lawsuit, filed by a team of attorneys from the Center for Constitutional Rights, the People’s Law Office, and the firm of Hughes Socol Piers Resnick & Dym, Ltd., contends that the restrictions – which fundamentally impede Mr. Salah’s ability to function in society – violate his First and Fifth Amendment rights. The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) and the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) have joined the suit to challenge the designation’s infringement of their First Amendment rights. The designation makes it a crime for them even to speak out in coordination with Mr. Salah to object to his treatment…………..”

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