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Two Iraqi Researchers Sue A&M, Alleging Bias

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

HOUSTON (AP) - Two former Texas A&M researchers allege
colleagues threw animal feces and urine on their prayer rug and
routinely mocked and mistreated them.

The man and woman are Muslims from Iraq.

Married doctors Mundhir Ridha and Saeeda Ali Muhsen this week
filed a federal discrimination and retaliation lawsuit in Houston.

They're suing the school in College Station, several A&M
divisions and five former co-workers -- seeking unspecified damages.

Texas A&M spokesman Lane Stephenson declined to discuss pending
specific litigation. But Stephenson says A&M's policy is not to discriminate against anyone.

The couple did research at the reproductive sciences lab at A&M.
They fled Baghdad about four years ago.

The Houston Chronicle reports that Ridha was fired after complaining in 2007.

The suit says Muhsen's contract wasn't renewed in 2008.


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