USA: Many words, no justice: Federal court divided on Ali al-Marri, mainland ‘enemy combatant’

Index Number: AMR 51/087/2008

Ali Saleh Kahlah al-Marri, a Qatari national, has been held without charge or trial in military custody in the USA since 2003. He is the only “enemy combatant” currently detained on the US mainland, shut away in a military facility in South Carolina. Amnesty International considers Ali al-Marri to be arbitrarily detained in violation of international human rights law and calls for him to be charged and brought to trial in federal court in accordance with international standards, or released.

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