Shows featuring Jonathan Hafetz

  • In Major Setback for Bush Administration, Federal Court Rules U.S. Cannot Detain Legal Residents Without Charge as "Enemy Combatants" Almarritn
    The ruling came in the case of the only person still held as an enemy combatant on U.S. soil — Ali al-Marri, who was arrested five years ago at his home in Peoria, Illinois. Writing for the majority, Judge Diana Gribbon Motz said authorizing indefinite military detention "would have disastrous consequences for the Constitution — and the country."
    June 12, 2007 | Story
  • "Outsourced Guantanamo"– FBI & CIA Interrogating Detainees in Secret Ethiopian Jails, U.S. Citizen Among Those Held Ethiopiaprison
    The CIA and FBI agents have been interrogating hundreds of detainees at secret prisons in Ethiopia. Many of the prisoners were recently transferred there secretly and illegally from Kenya and Somalia. They are being held without charge or access to counsel. One of those held is 24-year-old U.S. citizen, Amir Mohamed Meshal. We speak with an attorney working on Meshal’s case, Human Rights...
    April 05, 2007 | Story
  • The Case of Ali al-Marri: Can the Bush Administration Indefinitely Detain Legal Residents Without Charge? Marri2-02-07
    The Bush administration has declared Ali al-Marri an "enemy combatant" and is claiming the right to jail him forever without pressing charges. On Thursday, al-Marri’s attorneys appeared in a federal court to fight his five-year detention. The case marks one of the first challenges of the Military Commissions Act and its suspension of the writ of habeas corpus. Constitutional...
    February 02, 2007 | Story
  • Documenting Peruvian Prison Conditions
    With the hostage crisis in Peru well into its fourth month, there’s still little optimism that a negotiated end to the standoff can be reached. Just this weekend, President Alberto Fujimori again rejected key demands of the Tupac Amaru rebels that are holding 72 diplomats and Peruvian government officials inside the Japanes ambassador’s residence. The sticking point in negotiations...
    April 01, 1997 | Story