Muslim woman sues for being forced to remove headscarf in US jail

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December 6, 2007 11:26

A Muslim woman arrested for riding a commuter train without a valid ticket has filed a federal lawsuit in the United States, claiming her religious freedom was violated when she was forced to remove her headscarf when she was taken to jail. Jameelah Medina also said she was intimidated by a deputy who accused her of being a terrorist and called Islam an "evil" religion, according to the suit filed Wednesday in US District Court by the American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California. The suit names the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department and Deputy Craig Roberts of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. A message left with the San Bernardino sheriff's officials after business hours Wednesday was not returned.


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