- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 22, 2015

CLEVELAND (AP) - A second Muslim woman has sued a northeast Ohio county alleging she was forced to participate in Christian services.

Sonya Abderrazzaq says in the suit filed Tuesday that a correction officer told her attendance at Christian services was mandatory and she would be punished if she didn’t go.

Northeast Ohio Media Group reports (https://bit.ly/1cYywpf ) that it happened while the woman served a six-month sentence at the Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH’-guh) County jail in 2014 for a drunken driving conviction.

The claims are similar to those made by Sakeena Majeed in a lawsuit filed in December. She says she was threatened with solitary confinement if she didn’t attend the services.

A county spokesman didn’t immediately return a message Tuesday. But the county denied Majeed’s claims in a court document filed in February.

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Information from: Northeast Ohio Media Group, https://www.cleveland.com


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