On Thursday, March 20, 2003, our friend and colleague Maher (Mike) Hawash was arrested ("detained") as a "material witness" by the FBI and the
Joint Terrorism Task Force in the parking lot of Intel Corp's Hawthorne Farms offices. Simultaneously, FBI agents in bulletproof vests and carrying
assault rifles awoke Mike's wife Lisa and their three children in the home, which they proceeded to search. Since then, Mike has been held without
charge in the Federal Prison at Sheridan, OR. All proceedings in his case are secret.
There are 9 men in Belmarsh prison in the UK right now.
All been there for over a year all being held as Alquieda terrorism suspects ... So far none of them have been charged with any crime and none have
had a trial. This case is actually being dealt with by Amnesty International.
How is possible to keep a person in held, while there is no charges against him? Is that legal?
At least what does the american constitution says about this issue? Hold a person without any accusations?
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