Indefinite Detention

Obama Lays Out Few Details for Closing Gitmo and Military Commissions

By Suzanne Ito, ACLU at 5:07pm
We, along with other Americans concerned with the direction of President Obama's approach to national security, watched with bated breath as he gave his much-anticipated speech this morning addressing national security issues including the closure of Guantánamo and the revival of the military commissions. Yesterday, human rights groups including the ACLU met with the president and members of his cabinet and expressed concerns about the president's reported plans for indefinite detention for some terrorism suspects. While today's speech was refreshing in its efforts to acknowledge the importance of the Constitution and the rule of law, we remain concerned about those issues.

Growing Up at Gitmo

By Ateqah Khaki at 3:34pm

Remember Mohammed Jawad? Captured when he was possibly as young as 14 years old, Jawad is one of two Guantánamo prisoners the U.S. is prosecuting for war crimes allegedly committed as a child, under the Bush administration’s failed…

Growing Up at Gitmo

By Ateqah Khaki at 3:34pm

Remember Mohammed Jawad? Captured when he was possibly as young as 14 years old, Jawad is one of two Guantánamo prisoners the U.S. is prosecuting for war crimes allegedly committed as a child, under the Bush administration’s failed…

Charges (Finally) Brought Against al-Marri

By Suzanne Ito, ACLU at 2:15pm

Yesterday, The New Yorker's Jane Mayer reported that a federal grand jury in Peoria, Illinois was preparing to bring criminal terrorism charges against Ali al-Marri, the ACLU's client in a challenge to his indefinite detention before the Supreme…

Charges (Finally) Brought Against al-Marri

By Suzanne Ito, ACLU at 2:15pm

Yesterday, The New Yorker's Jane Mayer reported that a federal grand jury in Peoria, Illinois was preparing to bring criminal terrorism charges against Ali al-Marri, the ACLU's client in a challenge to his indefinite detention before the Supreme…

Just Say "No" to Indefinite Detention

By Suzanne Ito, ACLU at 2:39pm

This week's New Yorker features a story by the incomparable Jane Mayer about the ACLU's case on behalf of Ali al-Marri, which will be heard by the Supreme Court in April, barring any Obama administration actions like dropping the "enemy combatant"…

Just Say "No" to Indefinite Detention

By Suzanne Ito, ACLU at 2:39pm

This week's New Yorker features a story by the incomparable Jane Mayer about the ACLU's case on behalf of Ali al-Marri, which will be heard by the Supreme Court in April, barring any Obama administration actions like dropping the "enemy combatant"…

Preventive Detention Must be Repudiated and Overturned

By Suzanne Ito, ACLU at 6:33pm
Saturday's New York Times profiled the ACLU's al-Marri case, in which we're challenging the military's indefinite detention of a legal U.S. resident in a South Carolina Navy brig. This case will be heard by the Supreme Court this term, and the government's…

Preventive Detention Must be Repudiated and Overturned

By Suzanne Ito, ACLU at 6:33pm
Saturday's New York Times profiled the ACLU's al-Marri case, in which we're challenging the military's indefinite detention of a legal U.S. resident in a South Carolina Navy brig. This case will be heard by the Supreme Court this term, and the government's…
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