In the United States have legalized indefinite detention without charge or trial

Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee Carl Levin told reporters that an amendment to the bill, which dealt with defense spending and was approved by the Senate just two weeks ago, we decided to cancel.

The amendment, authored by Sen. Dianne Feinstein, including the right of the authorities canceled the resonant arrest suspected ties to terrorists without trial.

By signing the 31 December 2011 Law on National Defense (NDAA-2012), President Barack Obama has approved the right of the authorities to enter into any foreigner or an American citizen in jail if he is suspected of having links to "Al Qaeda" or "Taliban", as well as any other forces acting against the United States or its allies. In particular, the head of the 1021 Act specifies: a person who commits a "military action" against the country, can be detained "indefinitely without charge or trial." The detainee has the right to counsel and deprived of the opportunity to appeal. This situation, which runs counter to the Constitution of the United States, reared all human rights organizations in the country. The ability to save the law in this form of the Obama administration had to defend in federal court.

Short Dianne Feinstein amendment, developed in collaboration with the Senators Mike Lee and Randy Paul says, "authorization to use military force, a declaration of war, or any similar conflict does not authorize the detention without charge or trial of a citizen or permanent resident of the United States, who was detained in the U.S. if it is contrary to the laws of Congress. " At first, it was adopted in Washington, but on Tuesday, Levin confirmed that members of the Senate have decided to exclude this provision from the draft. Removal of the amendments actually throws the law back and returns the position of the country in 2012.

Since 1021 the head of the ambiguously worded very, journalists and human rights activists again attacked the Ministry of Justice to the White House to ban the use of the powers provided under this item.

Last year, Senator Levin has admitted to Congress that in the original version of NDAA-2012 Americans were excluded from the wording of the law. But as soon as the Obama administration is acquainted with the text, was asked to "correct definition, which states that U.S. citizens are not subject to this section."

According to his lawyer Carl Levin and other human rights defenders who filed a lawsuit against Barack Obama, "journalists and other activists, just expressing an opinion or giving a report on the activities of groups associated not only with the terrorists, but also by any other anti-American, quite fall under Article and may be detained in accordance with the NDAA ». Lead plaintiff in this case, a prominent political journalist Chris Hedges, notes that "the Obama administration's inflexible manner to keep it for a formulation of the law, the White House turns into a ruthless murderer of civil rights and liberties, which are now much more suppressed than in the days of George W. Bush" .

Like this post? Please share to your friends: