When pursuing their various “wars” on drugs and “wars” on terror, the U.S. and the governments it supports in these “wars” are apt to overlook human rights abuses committed by the militaries and police forces upon which they rely. A new report details how this has played out in the Mexican military.
The designation allows the U.S. to hold the suspect indefinitely, without trial or access to lawyer, and eventually charge them in U.S. military courts. It can lead to other controversial practices, like “enhanced interrogation” or torture, as was seen at Gitmo.
President Donald Trump’s assertion last week that he wanted to send the New York City terror suspect to Guantanamo Bay to be held as an enemy combatant has civil liberties groups worried about the administration’s continued faith in the controversial detainment practice. When asked Oct. 30 about the deaths of eight pedestrians