ACLU plans to sue over US 'no-fly' list

The American Civil Liberties Union plans to sue the US authorities over the "no-fly" list, it says that it stops innocent people from traveling.

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The legal action is on behalf of 10 US citizens or legal permanent US residents who say they have been prevented from flying.

Six of those are currently stuck outside the US. The list is maintained by the US authorities as part of the measures aimed at preventing attacks.

But critics say there are problems with "false positives" where a person is stopped from flying because they have the same name as someone on the list.
And, the ACLU says, people are usually not told the reason for their inclusion on the list and have no effective way to dispute it.

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