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Supreme Court Rules that U.S. Officials Cannot be Sued by Detained “Witness”
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The United States Supreme court has rejected the lawsuit filed by Abdullah al-Kidd, a U.S. citizen who became a victim of wrongful arrest and detention by the U.S. officials for 16 days. The jury said that Attorney General John Ashcroft along with other officials cannot be held responsible for the wrongful arrest. Al-Kidd was tortured in jail for many days by U.S officials but was never charged or called to testify in court.

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