Indefinite Detention

Judge Calls Government Case Against Jawad "Lousy"

By Anna Christensen, National Security Project at 11:38am
Despite its recent concession that the bulk of its case against Guantánamo Bay detainee Mohammed Jawad consists of evidence illegally obtained through torture, the Obama administration announced on Friday that it may attempt to bring criminal charges against Jawad in U.S. federal court. This sudden change of course represents the latest in a series of desperate attempts by the government to detain Jawad, who was captured during his early teenage years, without credible evidence and without cause. And even though it now concedes that Jawad's seven-year detention and torture at the hands of the U.S. was illegal, the government still thinks it can circumvent the opinions of a U.S. District Court judge, the Afghan Attorney General, Jawad's former military prosecutor, and countless others, by continuing to hold him illegally and on unsubstantiated grounds.

Judge Calls Government Case Against Jawad "Lousy"

By Anna Christensen, National Security Project at 11:38am
Despite its recent concession that the bulk of its case against Guantánamo Bay detainee Mohammed Jawad consists of evidence illegally obtained through torture, the Obama administration announced on Friday that it may attempt to bring criminal charges against Jawad in U.S. federal court. This sudden change of course represents the latest in a series of desperate attempts by the government to detain Jawad, who was captured during his early teenage years, without credible evidence and without cause. And even though it now concedes that Jawad's seven-year detention and torture at the hands of the U.S. was illegal, the government still thinks it can circumvent the opinions of a U.S. District Court judge, the Afghan Attorney General, Jawad's former military prosecutor, and countless others, by continuing to hold him illegally and on unsubstantiated grounds.

Indefinite Detention: No Guilty Verdict Required

By Anna Christensen, National Security Project at 5:03pm

In her testimony before the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties Subcommittee of the House Judiciary Committee last week, Denny LeBoeuf, director of the ACLU's John Adams Project, highlighted a number of the most egregious flaws in the…

Indefinite Detention: No Guilty Verdict Required

By Anna Christensen, National Security Project at 5:03pm

In her testimony before the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties Subcommittee of the House Judiciary Committee last week, Denny LeBoeuf, director of the ACLU's John Adams Project, highlighted a number of the most egregious flaws in the…

Time to Practice What We Preach

By Nahal Zamani, Human Rights Program at 2:57pm

As President Obama travels overseas, it is a good time to remember the United States’ potential to lead by example. Today, the ACLU ran an ad in the daily Italian newspaper, Corriere della Sera, asking President Obama to restore American…

Time to Practice What We Preach

By Nahal Zamani, Human Rights Program at 2:57pm

As President Obama travels overseas, it is a good time to remember the United States’ potential to lead by example. Today, the ACLU ran an ad in the daily Italian newspaper, Corriere della Sera, asking President Obama to restore American…

President Obama: The Whole World Is Watching

By Suzanne Ito, ACLU at 11:01pm

As President Obama travels overseas, the ACLU reminds him that in order to restore America's name around the world, we must end indefinite detention and close Guantánamo. This ad appears in the July 10, 2009, edition of the Italian newspaper Corriere…

President Obama: The Whole World Is Watching

By Suzanne Ito, ACLU at 11:01pm

As President Obama travels overseas, the ACLU reminds him that in order to restore America's name around the world, we must end indefinite detention and close Guantánamo. This ad appears in the July 10, 2009, edition of the Italian newspaper Corriere…

Death by Detention

By Ateqah Khaki at 1:16pm

Last week, our friend – journalist Andy Worthington – reminded readers of a forgotten anniversary: the second anniversary of a death at Guantánamo – apparently by suicide.

This week, the world learned of yet another death…

Death by Detention

By Ateqah Khaki at 1:16pm

Last week, our friend – journalist Andy Worthington – reminded readers of a forgotten anniversary: the second anniversary of a death at Guantánamo – apparently by suicide.

This week, the world learned of yet another death…

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