Indefinite Detention

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 transformation into a country committed to fixing unconstitutional policies, holding its leaders accountable and reclaiming American values. (Call us optimists.)
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 transformation into a country committed to fixing unconstitutional policies, holding its leaders accountable and reclaiming American values. (Call us optimists.)

Closing Guantánamo: Not Just When, But How

By Suzanne Ito, ACLU at 11:51am

Since last Thursday's ProPublica and Washington Post article about the unlikelihood of the Obama administration meeting its own goal (PDF) of shuttering Guantánamo by January 22, 2010, Gitmo has constantly been in the news.

With…

Closing Guantánamo: Not Just When, But How

By Suzanne Ito, ACLU at 11:51am

Since last Thursday's ProPublica and Washington Post article about the unlikelihood of the Obama administration meeting its own goal (PDF) of shuttering Guantánamo by January 22, 2010, Gitmo has constantly been in the news.

With…

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…

Meanwhile, on a Naval Base at Guantánamo Bay…

By Ateqah Khaki at 5:52pm

Yesterday, White House Homeland Security Chief John Brennan indicated the Obama administration might not meet President Obama’s January 22, 2010, deadline to close the detention center at Guantánamo Bay. When asked about the president’s…

Meanwhile, on a Naval Base at Guantánamo Bay…

By Ateqah Khaki at 5:52pm

Yesterday, White House Homeland Security Chief John Brennan indicated the Obama administration might not meet President Obama’s January 22, 2010, deadline to close the detention center at Guantánamo Bay. When asked about the president’s…

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