Karina Brown reports:
A woman who lived at the meeting place for the al-Haramain Islamic Foundation, which the Bush administration accused of association with Osama bin Laden, says the Department of Justice endangered her and her family by giving copies of her computer hard drives to Russian spies with known ties to the Iranian government.
The hard drives contained records of personal, political and religious communication between the plaintiff, a U.S. citizen born in Iran, and relatives still living in Iran, according to the federal complaint.
Zahedi seeks declaratory judgment that the government violated the Privacy and Freedom of Information Acts. She wants records of everything the government did with her personal information, an order that the government expunge all records of her personal information, and damages.
Zahedi sued the Department of Justice, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Internal Revenue Service, Colleen Anderson and FBI agent David Carroll.
She is represented by Thomas Nelson of Welches, Ore. Nelson is the attorney who filed the warrantless wiretap lawsuit on behalf of the al-Haramain Foundation in 2006.
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