Indefinite Detention

Will the Senate Forget the Lessons from Japanese-American Internment?

By Amanda Simon at 1:02pm
The U.S. Senate is considering the unthinkable, changing detention laws to imprison people – including Americans – indefinitely and without charge. Before they proceed, they should review our own history by listening to the voices of the last people systematically targeted and detained by the U.S. government: Japanese-Americans.

Will the Senate Forget the Lessons from Japanese-American Internment?

By Amanda Simon at 1:02pm
The U.S. Senate is considering the unthinkable, changing detention laws to imprison people – including Americans – indefinitely and without charge. Before they proceed, they should review our own history by listening to the voices of the last people systematically targeted and detained by the U.S. government: Japanese-Americans.

The Good and the Bad of the Warsame Case

By Suzanne Ito, ACLU at 4:57pm

First, the good: with today's news of charges being brought against terrorism suspect Ahmed Abdulkadir Warsame in federal criminal court in New York, the Obama administration is acting on its Attorney General’s stated belief that our criminal…

Winner Announced in ACLU Poster Design Contest

Winner Announced in ACLU Poster Design Contest

By Ateqah Khaki at 5:55pm

Today, we announced the winning design in an ACLU poster contest. After the 2008 election, we asked artists to review our transition plan for the incoming Obama administration and come up with a design that depicts our vision of this country's…

Winner Announced in ACLU Poster Design Contest

Winner Announced in ACLU Poster Design Contest

By Ateqah Khaki at 5:55pm

Today, we announced the winning design in an ACLU poster contest. After the 2008 election, we asked artists to review our transition plan for the incoming Obama administration and come up with a design that depicts our vision of this country's…

Indefinite Detention Sacrifices Human Dignity

By Suzanne Ito, ACLU at 5:39pm

Last weekend , NOW on PBS explored indefinite detention in its latest episode, "After Guantánamo." In it, host David Brancaccio interviewed Marine Lt. Col. Stuart Couch, who was tasked with prosecuting Mohamedou Ould Slahi, a…

Indefinite Detention Sacrifices Human Dignity

By Suzanne Ito, ACLU at 5:39pm

Last weekend , NOW on PBS explored indefinite detention in its latest episode, "After Guantánamo." In it, host David Brancaccio interviewed Marine Lt. Col. Stuart Couch, who was tasked with prosecuting Mohamedou Ould Slahi, a…

Jawad Released Home to Afghanistan

By Suzanne Ito, ACLU at 1:01pm

After nearly seven years in U.S. custody, Mohammed Jawad was released and flown home to Afghanistan over the weekend. One of his defense attorneys, Marine Maj. Eric Montalvo, accompanied Jawad as a private citizen on this trip home.

The…

Jawad Released Home to Afghanistan

By Suzanne Ito, ACLU at 1:01pm

After nearly seven years in U.S. custody, Mohammed Jawad was released and flown home to Afghanistan over the weekend. One of his defense attorneys, Marine Maj. Eric Montalvo, accompanied Jawad as a private citizen on this trip home.

The…

The Ultimate Injustice at Guantánamo: The Death of Adnan Latif

The Ultimate Injustice at Guantánamo: The Death of Adnan Latif

By Zachary Katznelson, Senior Staff Attorney, ACLU National Security Project at 12:13pm

On Saturday, Guantánamo prisoner Adnan Latif was found unresponsive in his cell in Guantánamo’s Camp 5, the disciplinary wing of the camp, and pronounced dead. His identity was revealed only yesterday. Mr. Latif’s case,…

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