Hina Shamsi

American Civil Liberties Union

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Director of the National Security Project and former staff attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union; Lead ACLU Counsel for Guantanamo detainee Mohamedou Ould Slahi; former senior advisor to the Project on Extrajudicial Executions at New York University's School of Law

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Since 2002, the "detention center" at Guantánamo Bay in Cuba has held almost 800 prisoners.

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Since 2002, the "detention center" at Guantánamo Bay in Cuba has held almost 800 prisoners.

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The Obama Administration used drones to kill three American citizens located in Yemen, including a 16-year-old boy. No trial. Not even judicial review.

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The Obama Administration used drones to kill three American citizens located in Yemen, including a 16-year-old boy. No trial. Not even judicial review.

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Underwear bombs are just one example of why the FBI has maintained the No-Fly List in instituted in 2003.

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