Friday, December 03, 2004

The New Terrorist Threat: Little Old Ladies In Switzerland.

A federal judge asked the government if they could detain indefinitely a “little old lady in Switzerland” who had donated money to an orphanage in Afghanistan, and if some of that money fell in the hands of Al Qaeda. Deputy Associate Attorney General Brian Boyle responded, “She could. Someone's intention is clearly not a factor that would disable detention.” Boyle continued saying that once detainee are in Guantanamo, they “have no constitutional rights enforceable in this court.” The government also claimed at the court that it has the right to use evidence gathered by interrogators using torture while questioning witnesses.


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