The Obama Administration Plans to Continue Indefinite Detentions

09/17/09 Robert Lorei
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The ACLU says: "The Obama administration has filed a brief with a federal appeals court in Washington arguing that the approximately 600 detainees in U.S. custody at Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan are not entitled to have their cases heard in U.S. courts. Some of the detainees at Bagram have been held for up to six years with no meaningful opportunity to challenge their detention, and there are some prisoners there who are unconnected to the war in Afghanistan but who have been sent there from locations around the world."

Our guest today is Christopher Anders, senior legislative counsel in the ACLU's Washington Legislative office. He says the Obama administration is wrong to pursue the same policy on detentions as carried out by the Bush administration.


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