ACLU to sue for release of US resident held in Baghdad Alexandria Samuel at 10:52 AM ET
[JURIST] Attorneys from the American Civil Liberties Union [advocacy website] are expected to file suit in federal court Wednesday, demanding the release of Numan Adnan Al Kaby, an Iraqi-born permanent US resident arrested and held in Baghdad since April 2005. Al Kaby was arrested in Baghdad after the US military camp where he worked as a contractor was hit by a mortar attack. A military tribunal later found that Al Kaby had nothing to do with the attack, and his attorneys argue that his continued detention without charge violates his right to due process. The story is similar to the plight of Cyrus Kar, an American filmmaker released in July [JURIST report] after being detained by US forces in Iraq for 54 days [JURIST report]. The Washington Post has more.
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