Osama's son-in-law treated 'like prince' during investigation on New York flight

New York, Sept. 19 (ANI): The slain Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden's son-in-law was reportedly treated like a 'prince' while being flown to New York for terror charges, a United States marshal said.

Brian McHugh testified that Suleiman Abu Ghaith was regularly offered refreshments and allowed to take naps in between the investigation questions on the Jordan flight, New York Daily News reports.

McHugh said an FBI interpreter even addressed Ghaith as 'sheikh.'

However, Ghaith said he was given only an orange to eat and he was forced to use the bathroom in darkness, with handcuffs on, during the flight to New York.

His lawyers argued that Ghaith answered questions in a state of disorientation, fear, isolation, fatigue and sensory deprivation and claimed his constitutional rights were violated.

The U.S. marshal contradicted the lawyers in the court by saying that Ghaith was calm and composed and willingly answered the questions. (ANI)

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