11 responses

  1. Joanne
    September 14, 2012

    Does this mean people like David Hicks can be compensated for their years of detention?

  2. Zeke Johnson
    September 14, 2012

    Sadly, no. But the only thing stopping remedy for victims of US human rights violations is political will. The law already exists: under international human rights law, victims have the right to remedy and redress, including reparations, truth and justice. It's up to us to demand that the US government follow the law.

    • Angela Everson
      September 21, 2012

      Justice in America. No.My son was killed at the age of 20 by justice. Where is real justice?

  3. David Spence
    September 15, 2012

    In the Cathedral in my home city, Lincon England resides a document which was signed in the year 1215. We have all heard of it, It is called the “Magna Carta” it was signed at Runnymead by King John. Lately the document is on display at the part where It orders that no man shall be lmprisoned without trial.

    This became the basis for Habeus Corpus which has been adopted by most civilised societies…Until recently when certain governments have decided they would like to take us all back to a new dark age and the serfdom that implies.

    • Zeke Johnson
      September 15, 2012

      Great post, thank you, David

  4. tipsandtricks1
    September 15, 2012

    Unfortunately, this decision was appealed.

  5. RGB
    September 15, 2012

    Yup, that's noted in the post

  6. Amanda
    September 15, 2012

    You're correct, it was appealed. The lawyers for the Obama administration are arguing that the United States will be irreparably harmed if it has to abide by the judge's ruling…… .http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/09/14/ndaa-case-indefinite-dentention_n_1885204.html

  7. kaysieverding
    September 18, 2012

    I was "locked up" by DOJ for 5 months without a criminal charge. I don't have a criminal record. I thought this would never happen to me but it did. I was not allowed a bail hearing. I was told in Federal Court that I didn't have a right to a lawyer and I didn't have a right to witnesses because I wasn't charged with a crime. When I was in jail I requested a lawyer but I was not given one. The Federal Public Defender wrote to me in jail that they were prohibited from meeting with me because I wasn't charged with a crime. I sued DOJ and it claimed that it is legal to hold U.S. Citizens without a criminal charge. Judge John D. Bates ruled this. He called it civil contempt and he claims that the Supreme Court recognizes civil contempt. However, the S.C. rulings only refer to state civil contempt for not paying child support not to federal civil contempt. I was held using the Prisoner Tracking System and the Joint Automated Booking System. DOJ claimed in Judge Bates court that both can be used without a criminal charge but that is contrary to their Notices in the Federal Register see vol 69 p 23214 and Vol 66 p 20478.

  8. hank freid
    October 9, 2012

    Unfortunately, this decision was appealed.

  9. Hank freid
    October 16, 2012

    They are on the right charge him or release him.

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