Family Of Muslim Marine Recruit Sues U.S. Government $100 Million For Son’s Death

Source: Huffington Post

Raheel Siddiqui died during boot camp after allegedly being hazed.

The family of a Muslim Marine recruit who died during boot camp at Parris Island last year is suing the U.S. government for $100 million for their son’s death.

 

Raheel Siddiqui died on March 18, 2016, allegedly after falling three stories in an outdoor stairwell. He was 20 years old.

 

The suit, filed by The Shiraz Law Firm on behalf of Ghazala and Masood Siddiqui, claims the young recruit was targeted with hazing and abuse due to his religious affiliation. It also holds that the U.S. Marine Corps failed to address “recurrent physical and verbal abuse of recruits by drill instructors” and “fostered a culture of abuse and hazing.”

 

A representative for the U.S. Marine Corps said the military organization could not comment on ongoing litigation. The Corps has maintained that Siddiqui committed suicide, a conclusion his parents reject.

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