ACLU to Announce Racial Profiling Suit On Behalf Of Journalist Strip Searched at Metro Airport

Affiliate: ACLU of Michigan
January 22, 2013 10:44 am

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DETROIT – Tomorrow, Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at 11:30 a.m. EST, the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan and the law firm of Covington & Burling will hold a press conference to announce a lawsuit against the airline and government agencies responsible for the illegal arrest, detainment and strip-search of an innocent freelance journalist at Detroit Metro Airport on Sept. 11, 2011.

Shoshana Hebshi, 36, was born and raised in California. Her mother is Jewish and her late father emigrated from Saudi Arabia to the United States. On the day of the incident, the mother of two was forcibly removed from an airplane in handcuffs, strip searched, and held for four hours in a small cell even though there was no evidence that she had done anything suspicious.

Press conference announcing racial profiling lawsuit on behalf of a freelance journalist illegally arrested, detained and strip searched at Detroit Metro Airport.

Sarah Mehta, ACLU of Michigan staff attorney
Shoshana Hebshi

Tomorrow, Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at 11:30 a.m. EST

ACLU of Michigan Headquarters
2966 Woodward Ave.
Detroit, MI 48201

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