Action Alert: Sign-On Letter Against Detainee Bill
Posted on Wed Sep 27, 2006 at 09:20:39 AM EST
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The Military Commissions bill must be rejected. There is no reason Congress has to pass it before it adjourns. Here is a sign-on letter for you to fax to your Senator. Some of the language is taken from a letter that 13 groups sent to Sen. McCain this weekend urging him to clarify ambiguities in the War Crimes definitions, but this letter addresses the overall bill and urges Members to vote "no" on final passage.
Please, flood your Senators' offices with objections to the bill moving forward.
We are writing to strongly encourage you to reject the "compromise" Military Commissions Act of 2006 and to vote no on final passage of the bill. More than anything else, the bill compromises America's commitment to fairness and the rule of law.
For the last five years the United States has repeatedly operated in a manner that betrays our nation's commitment to law. The US has held prisoners in secret prisons without any due process or even access to the Red Cross and has placed other prisoners in Guantanamo Bay in a transparent effort to avoid judicial oversight and the application of US treaty obligations.
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