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2006-08-17 22:59:57

By Kevin Krolicki DETROIT (Reuters) - A judge ordered the Bush administration on Thursday to stop a domestic wiretap program it says protects Americans from terrorism but which the judge said violated their civil rights. The administration, buoyed by polls showing Americans back its handling of security and terrorism, appealed against the federal court ruling, saying: "We couldn't disagree more." U.S. District Judge Anna Diggs Taylor said the wiretaps under a five-year-old...

2006-08-17 16:03:21

By Kevin Krolicki DETROIT (Reuters) - A judge ordered the Bush administration on Thursday to stop a domestic wiretap program it says protects Americans from terrorism but which the judge said violated their civil rights. The administration, buoyed by polls showing Americans back its handling of security and terrorism, appealed against the federal court ruling, saying: "We couldn't disagree more." U.S. District Judge Anna Diggs Taylor said the wiretaps under a five-year-old...

2006-08-15 00:17:12

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian Guantanamo Bay inmate David Hicks should face new charges before a U.S. military tribunal by November or be returned home, the Australian government said on Tuesday. Lawyers for Hicks, who has been held at the U.S. camp in Cuba for four years, have called for his release after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in June that planned military trials for Guantanamo inmates were illegal. U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales said on August 2 that plans were...

2006-08-09 01:05:25

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Political appointees, CIA officers and former military personnel would not face prosecution for humiliating or degrading wartime prisoners under amendments to a war crimes law drafted by the Bush administration, the Washington Post reported on Wednesday. The amendments are part of the administration's three-pronged response to a June 29 Supreme Court ruling that struck down as illegal and a violation of the Geneva Conventions the military tribunal system set up...

2006-07-31 18:56:01

By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Maj. Gen. Geoffrey Miller, who commanded the Guantanamo prison and helped shape detention practices at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq, retired from the U.S. military on Monday with a top honor and praise from the Army. Miller headed the prison camp for foreign terrorism suspects at the U.S. naval base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, from 2002 to 2004 and was sent to Iraq in 2003 to help extract more information from prisoners there. He oversaw all detention...

2006-07-28 05:07:40

GENEVA (Reuters) - The U.N. Human Rights Committee on Friday told Washington it should immediately shut all "secret detention" facilities and give the International Committee of the Red Cross access to anybody held in armed conflict. In findings on U.S. observance of the U.N.'s main political rights' convention, the committee said it had "credible and uncontested" information that the United States had detained people "secretly and in secret places for months and years." "The state...

2006-07-26 07:33:44

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House has drafted legislation covering trials of terror detainees that would allow hearsay evidence and let defendants be excluded from trials to protect national security, The New York Times reported in Wednesday's edition. The Times said a draft of the proposal was being circulated within the administration and among military lawyers at the Pentagon. The present draft preserves the idea of using military commissions to prosecute terror suspects and...

2006-07-25 22:46:16

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House has drafted legislation covering trials of terror detainees that would allow hearsay evidence and let defendants be excluded from trials to protect national security, The New York Times reported in Wednesday's edition. The Times said a draft of the proposal was being circulated within the administration and among military lawyers at the Pentagon. The present draft preserves the idea of using military commissions to prosecute terror suspects and...

2006-07-24 12:20:06

MADRID (Reuters) - A Spanish man held in Guantanamo Bay and then jailed for six years in Spain for membership of al Qaeda was cleared by Spain's Supreme Court on Monday on grounds there was a lack of evidence against him. The court ordered the immediate release of Hamed Abderrahaman Ahmad, known in Spain as "the Spanish Taliban," after he spent two years at the Guantanamo U.S. naval base before being handed over to Spain in 2005 and convicted. Spain's High Court ruled last October...

2006-07-17 11:16:13

By Laura MacInnis GENEVA (Reuters) - The United States defended its record on prisoner treatment, racial profiling, immigration and the death penalty on Monday in its first appearance before a top United Nations human rights panel in 11 years. Matthew Waxman, who lead the U.S. delegation to the U.N. Human Rights Committee, submitted a 66-page document offering legal justifications for policies ranging from renditions of foreign detainees to juvenile sentencing in the United States....