National Security

November 17, 2008

Did U.S. push detention of American without charges?

The case of Naji Hamdan, coupled with FBI interrogations of an American citizen secretly detained without charges in East Africa, raises the question of whether the Bush administration has asked other nations to hold Americans suspected of terrorism links whom U.S. officials lack the evidence to charge. That allegation is central to a lawsuit to be filed Tuesday in federal court in Washington.

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