Florida judge halts deportation of 92 Somalis shackled on plane for 48 hours

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Judge’s order came after lawyers filed class action lawsuit against US government that alleged the Somalian immigrants were held in ‘inhumane conditions’

A Florida judge has halted the deportation of 92 Somali men and women who alleged US immigration authorities physically abused them when they were shackled on an airplane for nearly 48 hours during a failed attempt to return the group to Somalia.

US federal district judge Darrin Gayles halted their deportation hours after lawyers filed a class action lawsuit against the government that alleged the Somalian immigrants were held in “inhumane conditions” on the airplane and faced heightened danger in Somalia because of subsequent media attention.

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