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A former Casper doctor who is being held in a Nebraska jail on drug conspiracy charges has submitted a handwritten court filing alleging jailers are violating his constitutional right to practice his religion.

In federal court documents filed earlier this month, Shakeel A. Kahn claims that he was placed and remains in solitary confinement for practicing Islam. Kahn asked the federal judge presiding over the case to order jail staff "to cease their religious persecution and restore all rights and freedoms to all Muslims."

Kahn is being held at the Scotts Bluff County Detention Center in Gering, Nebraska.


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