Forbes contains the following article, which begins: "Washington sent scores of US-based Muslim men to jail without charge after the Sept 11, 2001 attacks, US rights groups said in a new report."
The report, released by the Human Rights Watch and American Civil Liberties Union, charges:
- "The men were held behind a veil of secrecy under a US law permitting the arrest and detention of 'material witnesses' thought to have important information about a crime and considered likely to flee....
- "'A handful' were later charged with crimes related to terrorism. About half were never brought to testify, and the US government apologized to 13 of the men for wrongfully detaining them, according to the report released today.....
- "Human Rights Watch said it had confirmed 70 such detentions after a year of research. The men were typically taken at gunpoint, held in solitary confinement, harassed and in some cases physically abused...."
More on the report is available here.
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