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Urgent Alert on Torture
Detainees may lose right to habeas corpus in deal with White House to prevent veto of McCain amendment against torture
Please call: Senators Levin (D-MI), Graham (R-SC), Warner (R-VA), McCain (R-AZ)
Let them know that this is not acceptable.
In Boston today Rep. Marty Meehan hosted a Forum on Torture with Reps. John Conyers (D-MI) and James Moran (D-VA). The discussion brought to light a compromise being negotiated by Lindsey Graham with the White House to prevent a Bush veto of Defense Appropriation if it includes the McCain Amendment on Torture. The compromise seems to deny detainees right to habeas corpus. An attorney representing Guantanamo Bay detainees, Kristine Huskey, “says this would be one step forward and two steps back.