United States of America: memorandum to the US Attorney General: Amnesty International’s concerns relating to the post-11 September investigations

More than 1, 100 people, mainly non-US nationals, have been taken into custody in the USA during the investigations into the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon on 11 September 2001. Many of them have reportedly been held under new government powers to detain people for questioning for an extended period before being presented to a court. The rights of immigrants and asylum-seekers in general are also discussed.

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