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ACLU at Guantánamo Monitoring Unconstitutional Military Commissions This Week
GUANTANAMO BAY, Cuba - January 14 -
Just six days before a new president who pledged to shut down
Guantánamo is sworn into office, the Bush administration is beginning
proceedings in a military commission case against Sudanese prisoner
Noor Uthman Muhammed. The American Civil Liberties Union is at
Guantánamo today to monitor Muhammed's arraignment.
Muhammed is accused of conspiring with al-Qaeda and providing support for terrorism. Staff attorney Ben Wizner of the ACLU National Security Project will be observing this week's proceedings.
More information about the ACLU's call for President-elect Obama to shut down Guantánamo and the military commissions is available online at: www.closegitmo.com
Additional information about the ACLU's involvement surrounding the detention of prisoners at Guantánamo Bay can be found online at: www.aclu.org/gitmo