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UQ Wire: Last Man In Jail From 9/11 Sweeps

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1 Man Still Locked Up From 9/11 Sweeps


By Martha Mendoza
The Associated Press
Saturday 14 October 2006

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http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/101506Z.shtml
http://apnews.myway.com/article/20061015/D8KONLJ80.html

In a jail cell at an immigration detention center in Arizona sits a man who is not charged with a crime, not suspected of a crime, not considered a danger to society.

But he has been in custody for five years.

His name is Ali Partovi. And according to the Department of Homeland Security, he is the last to be held of about 1,200 Arab and Muslim men swept up by authorities in the United States after the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks.

There has been no full accounting of all of these individuals. Nor has a promised federal policy to protect against unrestricted sweeps been produced.

Human rights groups tried to track the detainees; members of Congress denounced the arrests. They all believed that all of those who had been arrested had been deported, released or processed through the criminal justice system.

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Just this summer, it was reported that an Algerian man, Benemar "Ben" Benatta, was the last detainee, and that his transfer to Canada had closed the book on the post-9/11 sweeps.

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http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/101506Z.shtml
http://apnews.myway.com/article/20061015/D8KONLJ80.html

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