Rights groups sue US over Muslim cleric al-Awlaki

BBC News

Two civil rights groups are suing the US to try to get a licence to represent the father of Muslim cleric Anwar al-Awlaki in a case against the CIA.

Nasser al-Awlaki contacted the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) in July when his US-born son appeared on a CIA "capture or kill" list.

The US then labelled Anwar al-Awlaki a "specially designated global terrorist" – making it illegal to serve as lawyers for his benefit without a licence.

That has delayed his father’s case.

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