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Muslim prisoner suing E.Texas officials for violating right to observe Ramadan
by Lexie Cook
A Muslim man being held in an East Texas jail is suing local and federal officials for not allowing him to observe the religious month of Ramadan.
Mohammad Yahya was arrested in Saudi Arabia last year, and was brought back to the United States to face federal wire fraud charges. He was placed in the Gregg County Jail by U.S. Marshals.
Yahya owned Tyler Automax on Broadway Avenue in Tyler. He is convicted of taking money from investors and transferring it to his own account. Yahya was sentenced Wednesday to two years in prison. His attorney later filed a lawsuit on Yahya's behalf.
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