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Muslim woman paid $120K in suit alleging Ramsey County jail forced her to remove hijab, strip


December 18, 2019

Leila Navidi – Star Tribune

Aida Shyef Al-Kadi, right, of St. Louis Park, got a hug from Asma Mohammed, advocacy director at Reviving the Islamic Sisterhood for Empowerment, after the press conference at CAIR-MN headquarters.

A six-figure settlement and sweeping changes in how female Muslim inmates are treated in Minnesota are among the results of a lawsuit after Ramsey County jailers forced a woman to remove her hijab and undress following her arrest over a traffic offense.

Aida Shyef Al-Kadi of St. Louis Park appeared at a news conference Tuesday with her attorneys at the Minneapolis headquarters of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) to announce the settlement approved late last month in U.S. District Court by Judge John Tunheim.


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