Underwear Bomber Sues Over Treatment in Supermax Prison

Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab – Underwear Bomber

WASHINGTON — The Nigerian man serving multiple life sentences for trying to blow up an airliner with a bomb hidden in his underwear has sued the Justice Department, arguing that prison officials are violating his rights by holding him in solitary confinement, restricting his communication with relatives and force-feeding him when he goes on a hunger strike to protest.

The prisoner, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, is a particularly high-profile terrorist who was prosecuted in civilian court.