USA: Daily injustice, immeasurable damage

By Amnesty International, , Index number: AMR 51/020/2010

Presidential advisers may urge U-turn on civilian trials for 9/11 suspects. On 4 March 2010, a bill was introduced into the Senate – the Enemy Belligerent Interrogation, Detention, and Prosecution Act of 2010. The bill would authorize detention without charge “for the duration of hostilities” of anyone labelled as an “unprivileged enemy belligerent”. However, Amnesty International reiterates that the Guantánamo detainees must immediately be brought to fair trials – which should be before civilian courts not military commissions – or released.

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