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USA: Legal concern / Death penalty

, Index number: AMR 51/099/2003

On 3 July, it was revealed that President Bush had named six foreign nationals in US custody as being the first to be subject to the Military Order on the Detention, Treatment, and Trial of Certain Non-Citizens in the War Against Terrorism which he signed on 13 November 2001. Under the Order, the six can be held indefinitely without charge or trial, or brought to trial before military commissions with the power to hand down death sentences against which there would be no right of appeal.

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