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Message Subject Indefinite detention formalised in USA
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White House Approves Of Bill Allowing The Military To Imprison Americans Without Trial

Despite his promise to veto amendments within the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) President Obama said Wednesday he will approve the law allowing the U.S. military to arrest and hold anyone it deems a terrorist, even on American soil.

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Executive Director of Human Rights Watch Kenneth Roth told CBS, "By signing this defense spending bill, President Obama will go down in history as the president who enshrined indefinite detention without trial in U.S. law.

In the past, Obama has lauded the importance of being on the right side of history, but today he is definitely on the wrong side."

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Laura Murphy, director of the ACLU Washington Legislative Office says. "The last time Congress passed indefinite detention legislation was during the McCarthy era, and President Truman had the courage to veto that bill."

Source: [link to www.businessinsider.com]
 
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