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September 11 / Detainees’ Legal Rights / Lawsuit / Return to the Pentagon #708212

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Aug 15, 2002
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(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(Washington: Pete Williams) A report by Human Rights Watch challenging the government’s treatment of people rounded up after September 11 featured; details given about the government’s refusal to release the names of the detainees and the treatment of American prisoners Yaser Hamdi†† and Jose Padilla††, who are being held as enemy combatants; courtroom sketches by Art Lien of Zacarias Moussaoui shown. [Human Rights Watch Cesar MUNOZ†- says the Bush administration claimed the power to detain people with no input.] [Former federal prosecutor Victoria TOENSING†- says releasing the names of detainees informs the terrorists.] [American Bar Association Task Force Neal SONNETT†- comments on the government’s holding of enemy combatants without any legal rights.]

(Studio: Brian Williams) A lawsuit by the relatives of victims of 9/11 against Saudi Arabia for providing money to Osama bin Laden’s terrorist network reported.

(Pentagon: Jim Miklaszewski) The return of workers to the Pentagon for the first time since September 11 featured. [US Marine Corps Maj. Gen. Michael HOUGH†- says this shows the resolve and strength of America.] [Pentagon workers Bob HOGUE‡, Peter MURPHY‡, US Marine Corp. Michael VERA†- describe the blast on September 11 and what it means to be back.]

Miklaszewski, Jim;
Williams, Brian;
Williams, Pete

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