Terrorist serving a life sentence in Colorado prison says US government violating his rights

A terrorist serving a life sentence in a Colorado prison for the 1998 bombing of the U.S. Embassy in Tanzania is suing the U.S. government, saying his First Amendment rights are being violated by restrictions on his contact with 36 relatives.

FBI agents testified in federal court Tuesday that Khalfan Khamis Mohammed is still a security threat.

Mohammed is serving a life sentence at the Supermax prison for his role in the Aug. 7, 1998 bombing of the U.S. Embassy in Dar es Saalam, Tanzania, in which 11 people were killed and 85 were injured.

According to our partners the Denver Post, Mohammed says the restrictions are preventing him from communicating from family and friends, not terrorists. Supermax inmates already live under tight-lockdown conditions, but some inmates have even more restrictions.

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