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Legal challenge to US assassination policy divides rights groups

In an article entitled "Legal Challenge to US assassination policy divides rights groups," The Guardian reports that the Centre for Constitutional Rights (CCR) and the American Civil Liberties Union, which are representing Anwar al-Awlaki’s father in his lawsuit against the government’s decision to place al-Awlaki on a targeted kill list, are being criticized by human rights advocates for their defense of the radical cleric, now based in Yemen.

The Guardian writes that a board member of the CCR has publicly criticized the organization’s decision. CCR board member Karima Bennoune is quoted in the report:

“I support the important work the centre has done on torture and extraordinary rendition, but I expressed grave concern at CCR offering to represent Awlaki’s interests pro bono. Anwar al-Awlaki is not a detainee; he is still at liberty and able to gravely harm others by inciting and advocating murder."

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