Detainees win $1.7m payout

The United States Government will pay US$1.26 million ($1.76 million) to five Muslim men detained for months without charges after the September 11 attacks who sued for unlawful imprisonment and abuse, their lawyers said.

The men claimed they suffered inhumane and degrading treatment in a Brooklyn detention centre, including solitary confinement, severe beatings, incessant verbal abuse and a blackout on communications with their families and attorneys.

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