CAIR seeks probe of Portland FBI for travel woes
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A Muslim civil rights group wants the Justice Department to investigate the tactics of the FBI in Portland after two Libyan-Americans from Oregon have been denied the ability to return to the United States.
The two men traveled separately to Libya following the overthrow of Moammar Gadhafi, to visit family and deliver humanitarian supplies. Last month, both men were barred from boarding return flights to the U.S. and were told that the FBI wanted to question them. One of the men was held in a British jail for two days.
The Washington-based Council on American-Islamic Relations, said in a letter to the Justice Department that the men have been illegally deprived of their constitutional rights.
A spokeswoman for the FBI in Portland declined to comment.