June 26, 2003
Americans (and other Homo Sapiens) Held Without Trial or Access to Lawyers

On Monday, Bush named another man as an 'Enemy Combatant'. That action removed the student from the criminal court system after prosecutors said new information had linked him to plots by al Qaeda for a second round of terrorist attacks after Sept. 11, 2001. The suspect, Ali Saleh Kahlah al-Marri, 37, had been in civilian custody since late 2001.

The case represents the first time that the administration has shifted custody of someone charged by criminal prosecutors to the military as an enemy combatant, administration officials said.

Neither of the other two men publicly identified as enemy combatants, Yaser Esam Hamdi, who was captured in fighting in Afghanistan, and Jose Padilla, suspected in a plan to set off a "dirty bomb," had faced criminal charges beforehand. Both are Americans.

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Posted by tstubbs at June 26, 2003 11:29 AM | Trackback
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