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Commentary :: Human Rights
BTL:Breaking Campaign Pledge, Obama Signs Indefinite Detention into Law
12 Jan 2012
Interview with Shahid Buttar, executive director of the Bill of Rights Defense Committee, conducted by Scott Harris
Breaking Campaign Pledge, Obama Signs Indefinite Detention into Law

Interview with Shahid Buttar, executive director of the Bill of Rights Defense Committee, conducted by Scott Harris

On the last day of 2011, President Obama signed the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act, which mandates that all accused terrorists be indefinitely imprisoned in military rather than in the civilian court system. But most alarmingly, the measure also empowers the current, and all future presidents, to indefinitely imprison U.S. citizens and non-citizens suspected of engaging in terrorism, without charge or trial.

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http://www.btlonline.org/2012/seg/120120af-btl-buttar.html
See also:
http://www.btlonline.org/
http://www.btlonline.org/

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