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Posts Tagged ‘Detention’

Imran Khan Allegedly Detained After Criticizing U.S. Drone Practices

CNN reports that Imran Khan, a Pakistani politician and known critic of U.S. drone practices, alleges he was detained and questioned by U.S. authorities while at a Canadian airport this past Saturday. This comes just weeks after BBC reported that Khan was leading protests against drone strikes in Pakistan.   You can read the full […]

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Nov 1st, 2012 targetted killing

Judge Stays National Defense Authorization Act Ruling

The New York Times reported that, after Judge Katherine Forrest of the United States District Court (SDNY) issued a permanent injunction against portions of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that allowed for the indefinite detention of terrorists, the Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit granted a request from the Obama Administration to stay […]

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Sep 20th, 2012 al-Qaida, Current Affairs

US defends right to pursue threats, no matter the country – CNN

According to CNN, on September 16, 2011, White House counterterrorism adviser John Brennan spoke before a group at Harvard Law School during a conference entitled "Law, Security & Liberty After 9/11: Looking to the Future." During his speech, Brennan rebutted any notion that the government's ability to use force in fighting terrorists was limited by […]

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Appeals Court Reverses Habeas Decision

Yesterday, March 29, 2011, The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit reversed a lower court’s decision  to release Yemeni detainee Uthman Abdul Rahim Mohammed Uthman, who has been held at Guantanamo since 2002. Late last year, a lower court judge ruled that the government had not shown that Uthman was a member of […]

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Under New Rules, Terror Suspects Can Be Held Longer Without Miranda Warning

The Wall Street Journal reports that new Justice Department rules give investigators the authority to question terror suspects for a longer period of time without giving them a Miranda warning. According to the report, investigators can already question suspects for a limited period of time prior to the Miranda warning if there is a question […]

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CIA: If Caught, bin Laden Would Be Sent to Gitmo

The Associated Press reports on February 16, 2011, in an article entitled "CIA: If Caught, bin Laden Would be Sent to Gitmo," that Leon Panetta told Senators Wednesday if the U.S. captures top al-Qaida leaders Osama Bin Laden or Ayman al-Zawahiri, they would likely be sent to the Guantanamo Bay military prison. The implication is that, […]

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Detainee Dies at Guantanamo

The U.S. military announced Thursday that Awal Gul, a 48-year-old ex-Taliban commander, died of a heart attack after exercising at Guantanamo. Gul had reportedly been working out on an elliptical machine inside the prison’s Camp 6 Tuesday evening and then collapsed in the shower. According to the Miami Herald, Gul had been in U.S. custody […]

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One Case Down, Guantanamo Still Far From Closing

NPR reports on January 29, in an article entitled "One Case Down, Guantanamo Still Far From Closing," that conspicuously absent from the President's State of the Union address was no renewed pledge to close the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Reports NPR: "Closing Guantanamo has turned out to be much more complicated than the […]

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The Ghailani Sentence

The New York Times reports, in an article entitled "U.S. Embassy Bomber Receives a Life Sentence," that Ahmed Ghailani, the first former Guantánamo Bay camp detainee to be tried in the civilian court system, was sentenced to life in prison this today, Tuesday January 25, for his role in the 1998 bombings of two United […]

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Goldsmith & Wittes renew call for no trials

Following the Ghailani verdict, Professor Jack Goldsmith and Benjamin Wittes renew their call for military detention without trial in a November 19, 2010, column in the Washington Post entitled "Ghailani verdict makes stronger case for military detentions."  Goldsmith previously presented this argument in the New York Times on October 8, 2010 in a column entitled […]

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