Dec 192018
 December 19, 2018  Posted by  Court, Surveillance, U.S.

Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai reports:

A California man sued the US government after Customs and Border Protection and Department of Homeland Security agents allegedly detained him for four hours and pressured him to unlock his cell phones so they could search their contents, according to court documents. 

Haisam Elsharkawi, a 35-year-old US citizen of Egyptian descent, said he was stopped at the gate at the Los Angeles International Airport on February 9, 2017, after passing through TSA and security checks with no issues. As he was boarding his flight, according to a lawsuit filed by Elsharkawi in a California court in late October, CBP agents allegedly pulled him aside and repeatedly asked him questions, searched his belongings, and asked him to unlock his cell phones.

Read more on Motherboard.

h/t, Joe Cadillic

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