Monday, January 03, 2005

American Gulag: US Said to Mull Lifetime Terror-Suspect Detentions: "The Bush administration is preparing plans for possible lifetime detention of suspected terrorists, including hundreds whom the government does not have enough evidence to charge in courts."

This is indefinite detention without trial. The ability of the state to snatch people off the street and hold them in a dungeon at its whim is the essence of tyranny or dictatorship. Conversely, the right of every person to a fair trial before an independent judge, the right to be charged or released, the right of habeas corpus, is the essence of freedom and civil liberties. So, are you with us or against us?

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