Al Qaeda's Anwar al-Awlaki killed in Yemen Paul, a staunch Libertarian, said in New Hampshire Friday that it's "sad" if "the American people accept this blindly and casually," adding that "nobody knows if he ever killed anybody," According to the Wall Street Journal. It is a mistake to invest the president - any president - with the unreviewable power to kill any American whom he deems to present a threat to the country. Awlaki's father unsuccessfully sought a court order last year to keep the government from killing his son. Who was Anwar al-Awlaki?
The department had previously provided legal memos to justify the use of torture like waterboarding and confinement in small boxes. New light shed on US government's extraordinary rendition programme Read more They took part in over rendition flights, taking prisoners to secret CIA detention centres.
They helped keep inmates alive and provided the appearance of medical rectitude. Abu Zubaydah, captured and wounded in Faisalabad in Marchwas the first target of the extreme interrogation measures authorised by the Bush administration.
He was given bandages and antiseptic and left to dress his own gunshot wounds. A video conference was set up but they were ordered to continue.
The role of the agency medical staff would henceforward include staff counselling. At the end of the review, informally called Project Medication, the preferred drug recommended was a benzodiazepine drug called midazolam, also known as Versed. The CIA report also noted another downside of using drugs.
Under its interrogation programmes, harsh techniques were stepped up if it was found that a detainee had provided false information. This has been corrected.Mr. Wizner has been involved in the litigation of numerous cases concerning post-9/11 civil liberties violations, including two challenges to the CIA's extraordinary rendition program, legal challenges aimed at exposing FBI and Pentagon surveillance of non-violent protestors, and suits challenging unlawful airport security policies.
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) told BuzzFeed the group has no formal position on President Obama's desire to deny constitutional rights to the people listed on the no-fly list. The no. Nov 13, · Thanks to an ACLU victory in federal court, we know much more about how CIA doctors violated the medical oath to “do no harm.”.
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation. National Security Project, NY For nearly years, the ACLU has been our nation’s guardian of liberty, working in courts, legislatures, and communities to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution and laws of the United States. The CNY Chapter presents an annual award named after Ralph Kharas, former dean of the Syracuse University School of Law. His gentle humor, quiet dignity, and ability to listen fairly and report concisely were widely appreciated. ACLU Fights Dems’ Dishonest War on Due Process and innocent people are blacklisted without a fair process to correct government error,” the ACLU’s National Security Project Director Hina.
One of the most important lessons of the CIA’s torture program is the way it corrupted virtually every individual and institution associated with it. Added ACLU National Security Project Litigation Director Ben Wizner: "If the Constitution means anything, it surely means that the president does not have unreviewable authority to summarily.
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Ahilan Arulanantham is senior counsel at the ACLU of Southern California. Previously, he was director of advocacy/legal director. Before that, he was also deputy legal director at the ACLU SoCal and senior staff attorney at the ACLU Immigrants' Rights Project.
Ahilan has successfully litigated a number of cases to protect the rights of immigrants and minority communities.