A Muslim civil rights group wants the U.S. government to allow a Virginia man stuck in Egypt for weeks to return to the U.S., the Associated Press reports.
The Council on American-Islamic Relations says 26-year-old Yahya Wehelie (yah-yah we-HEEL'-ee) was interrogated aggressively by FBI agents in Cairo and placed on a no-fly list. He and his 19-year-old brother Yusuf apparently attracted FBI attention after a long stay in Yemen.
Government agents allowed Yusuf, who says he was chained to a wall at an Egyptian police facility for several days, to return to the U.S.
An Egyptian security official speaking on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to talk to the media confirms there is a Somali-American stranded in Cairo waiting for his name to be lifted from the no-fly list.