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Virginia Teen In Kuwait Sues Obama Administration

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A Virginia teenager who was detained in Kuwait has filed a federal lawsuit against the Obama administration. The suit says the United States arbitrarily placed him on its no-fly list.

The lawsuit filed by Gulet Mohamed's lawyers claims authorities in Kuwait detained him at America's request and beat him during interrogations about his earlier trips to Yemen and Somalia.

The suit names Attorney General Eric Holder and FBI Director Robert Mueller as defendants.

Mohamed, 19, was born in Somalia and came to the United States when he was 3. He says he went overseas to learn Arabic and stayed with family members.

The suit argues that placing Mohamed on the no-fly list without due process violates his constitutional rights.

Mohamed has been held in a Kuwaiti deportation facility since Dec. 28. The State Department has denied that Mohamed was detained at the request of the United States.

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