In Somali terror suspect's case, administration blends military, civilian systems

Amnesty in the News
July 7, 2011

In Somali terror suspect's case, administration blends military, civilian systems

“Warsame was not detained on a battlefield, nor was he captured during combat. He should have been handed over to law enforcement officials at the earliest opportunity, not held as a military prisoner,” said Tom Parker, a policy director for Amnesty International. “Warsame’s detention on board a U.S. naval vessel has unfortunate echoes of the [George W.] Bush administration’s practice of using U.S. Navy ships as black sites in which to hold ghost detainees. That fact alone will inevitably cast a long shadow over this case.”

-Washington Post