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Tuesday, July 29, 2003
Lackawanna Six Update

Remember the Lackawanna Six? The six Yemenis from Buffalo who were accused of attending al Qaeda training camps? They pleaded guilty, accepting terms of between 6-1/2 and 9 years in prison.

No Choice but Guilty (washingtonpost.com): "But defense attorneys say the answer is straightforward: The federal government implicitly threatened to toss the defendants into a secret military prison without trial, where they could languish indefinitely without access to courts or lawyers. "

Ah, the wonders of allowing the President to declare people "enemy combatants" with no check on his power. Go look up lettres de cachet if this doesn't make the hair on the back of your neck stand up.

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