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Terrorism / Al Qaeda Threat / Zawahiri / The Detainees #734371

ABC Evening News for Sunday, Aug 03, 2003
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(Studio: Carole Simpson) Report introduced.

(Washington: Geoff Morrell) Concern about a new audiotape from Al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri†† warning about a battle if Al Qaeda Muslim detainees are harmed featured; tape excerpts quoted. [ABCNews consultant Jack CLOONAN†- says this is the man we have to fear.] [Terrorism analyst Lawrence WRIGHT†- says Zawahiri is stepping out of the shadows.] [On "This Week," Attorney General John ASHCROFT - comments on Al Qaeda's intentions.]

(Studio: Carole Simpson) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: Barry Serafin) The uncertain futures for the terrorist suspects being held by the US at Guantanamo, Cuba, examined; statistics on the "enemy combatants" held & released cited; details given of the prospects of military tribunals for some of the detainees & of the rules for the tribunals. [July 17, President BUSH - says these are bad people.] [National Assn. of criminal Defense Lawyers Lawrence GOLDMAN†- says the Constitution is non-existent at Guantanamo.] [Johns Hopkins University professor Ruth WEDGEWOOD†- assesses the tribunal's fairness.]

Morrell, Geoff;
Simpson, Carole;
Serafin, Barry

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