At least eight security guards at a west-end immigration detention centre are being disciplined for allowing a group of Muslim detainees to pray together, their co-workers say.

One Group 4 Security Services officer has been suspended and others sent disciplinary letters for permitting eight inmates awaiting deportation to worship together during a special prayer service last Friday, workers at the centre said.

The detainees were celebrating Jumu'ah Salah on Dec. 3 at a chapel inside an immigration detention centre, on Rexdale Blvd., according to members of Toronto's Muslim community.

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