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CCR in the News

January 17, 2018

CCR in the News

...“Eminent domain is an extraordinary and controversial power, and those most often burdened frequently lack the financial means and political clout to protect their rights in the process,” attorney Pamela Spees of the Center for Constitutional Rights said in a statement. Her organization is...
January 17, 2018

CCR in the News

...If the Constitution stands for anything, the plaintiffs argue in their suit, which was filed on their behalf by the Center for Constitutional Rights , it must stand for the proposition that the government cannot detain someone for 16 years without charge. ... Read the full piece here.
January 16, 2018

CCR in the News

I represent one of the last remaining detainees in Guantánamo, Sharqawi Al Hajj, a 43-year-old man from Yemen whom the United States has been holding without charge for over 15 years and plans to keep in Guantánamo indefinitely. Recently he gave me a small arts-and-crafts tree that he made in...
January 16, 2018

CCR in the News

Few things could more appropriately commemorate Thursday's 16th anniversary of the opening of the Guantanamo Bay detention facility than a new lawsuit filed by 11 of the 41 detainees still in US custody there. Thursday's filing argues that, even if these men were once properly subject to military...
January 16, 2018

CCR in the News

I was captured when I was in my 20s and brought to Guantanamo Bay in 2004, after more than two years in secret prisons. I have been imprisoned here without charges since then. I am now 43. I feel like an old man. I am one of the last remaining prisoners at Guantanamo. I wonder if I am going to...

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