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Unlawful detention suit dismissed in name of national security

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Unlawful detention suit dismissed in name of national security  

…The American Civil Liberties Union issued a statement criticizing the ruling:

“Today is a sad day for the rule of law and for those who believe that the courts should protect American citizens from torture by their own government,” said ACLU National Security Project Litigation Director Ben Wizner, who argued the appeal in court. “By dismissing this lawsuit, the appeals court handed the government a blank check to commit any abuse in the name of national security, even the brutal torture of a U.S. citizen on U.S. soil. This impunity is not only anathema to a democracy governed by laws, but contrary to history’s lesson that in times of fear our values are a strength, not a hindrance.”……………

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Written by laudyms

January 31, 2012 at 8:41 am

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  1. horrific case, that one. i saw a picture of him a few years ago when he appeared in court and his head and face were severely swollen. One source said that indicated brain damage — what the torturers did to him.

    Rady

    January 31, 2012 at 9:09 am

  2. Truly- more like the Inquisition than any “shining city.” US hypocrisy knows no limits.

    laudyms

    February 1, 2012 at 11:32 am


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