02/01/12

Obama assina a "detenção indefinida"

ACLU - President Obama Signs Indefinite Detention Bill Into Law:
December 31, 2011

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WASHINGTON – President Obama signed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) into law today. The statute contains a sweeping worldwide indefinite detention provision. While President Obama issued a signing statement saying he had “serious reservations” about the provisions, the statement only applies to how his administration would use the authorities granted by the NDAA, and would not affect how the law is interpreted by subsequent administrations. The White House had threatened to veto an earlier version of the NDAA, but reversed course shortly before Congress voted on the final bill.


“President Obama's action today is a blight on his legacy because he will forever be known as the president who signed indefinite detention without charge or trial into law,” said Anthony D. Romero, ACLU executive director. “The statute is particularly dangerous because it has no temporal or geographic limitations, and can be used by this and future presidents to militarily detain people captured far from any battlefield. The ACLU will fight worldwide detention authority wherever we can, be it in court, in Congress, or internationally.”

2 comentários:

JOSÉ LUIZ SARMENTO disse...

Há muito que os EUA caminhavam a passos largos no sentido de se tornarem num estado abertamente fascista. Mas nunca esperei que a fronteira fosse finalmente transposta durante a presidência de Obama.

Anónimo disse...

Amanhã ou depois as bolsas acordam em queda livre, a Alemanha já não tem como perdoar 75% da dívida grega, o PAME e a CGTP convocam uma greve geral revolucionária na Europa, o filho kim-il-sung declara solidariedade e a Europa acaba de se juntar ao eixo do mal. Nas primeiras manifs, os soldados americanos estacionados em todo o mundo poderão prender as pessoas que consideram "mais perigosas" porque estão "against terrorism".

isto por acaso chegou aos media?