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 The US Supreme Court says FBI Director Robert Mueller and former Attorney General John Aschcroft cannot be sued by a former detainee for alleged abuse.

The justices on Monday reversed a lower court ruling that had allowed a lawsuit brought by Javaid Iqbal to go forward.


Mr Iqbal, from Pakistan, argued the two officials were responsible for a policy that saw him singled out for abuse on the basis of his religion and race.


The court ruled that his complaint failed to back up this claim.


Mr Iqbal spent some six months in solitary confinement in New York in 2002.


In his lawsuit, he said he had suffered physical and verbal abuse and had been singled out for mistreatment because of ethnic and religious discrimination.


The government argued that there was nothing to link Mr Mueller and Mr Ashcroft to the alleged abuse of Mr Iqbal.


In a ruling by five votes to four, the Supreme Court justices said that the complaint brought by Mr Iqbal "fails to plead sufficient facts to state a claim for purposeful and unlawful discrimination agains the petitioners".


 

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Lucky for us the justices were caught in a temporary lucid moment when they voted on this


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