In August 2008, Naji Hamdan, an American of Lebanese origin, was arrested in the United Arab Emirates. His treatment during his detention is the subject of a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union against the FBI, CIA, and other federal intelligence agencies. The lawsuit accuses the agencies of detaining and torturing Hamdan.
The ACLU accuses U.S. agencies of colluding with United Arab Emirates security forces, which kept Hamdan in a secret prison in Abu Dhabi without charging him with a crime until an earlier lawsuit by the rights group prompted his transfer to an official prison.
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