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Terrorism / Detainees / Benatta #744490

ABC Evening News for Saturday, Dec 20, 2003
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(Studio: Deborah Roberts) Report introduced.

(Buffalo & New York: Nancy Weiner) The story of Algerian air force electronics technician Benamar Benatta††, who was locked in solitary confinement without legal representation after September 11 after seeking asylum in Canada, presented. [BENATTA - says he was not a criminal; describes how he was handled.] [Federal public defender Joe MISTRETT†- wonders why the government persisted in holding him in custody.] The recommendation by federal magistrate H. Kenneth Schroeder†† that the criminal charges be dropped noted. [Lawyers Committee for Human Rights Elisa MASSIMINO†- wonders how many more Benattas there are in custody without charge.]

Reporter(s):
Roberts, Deborah;
Weiner, Nancy
Duration:
00:02:40

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