February 14, 2007

OR: "I too was abducted and stripped of my freedom"

This week Project Hamad has a guest post from Brandon Mayfield, who knows something first-hand about false accusations and unjust incarceration:

His story is a cautionary one for anyone who thinks the suspension of habeas corpus, or the passage of the Patriot Act and the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), have no implications for the civil rights and liberties of law-abiding citizens. A Kansas-born U.S. citizen, a former Army lieutenant, an attorney in Portland, Oregon, Brandon Mayfield was wrongly accused and incarcerated for the terrorist bombings in Madrid, Spain...

1 Comment:

david said...

Fortunately we have the good news that Senators Dodd, Menendez, Leahy and Feingold, have introduced the Restoring the Constitution Act of 2007 which would restore habeas corpus and reaffirm our commitment to the Geneva conventions. And Mr. Mayfield's litigation around the Patriot Act should hit the district courts this spring.

There are some reasons to be hopeful!

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