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Friday, February 3, 2012

Demonstrators to Protest Indefinite Detentions in USA

Washington, Feb 3.- Members of the Occupy Wall Street (OWS) movement in Rockford, Illinois, will protest on Friday as part of the Action Day against the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for 2012 in the United States.

The demonstration will start in downtown Rockford, The Rock River Times reported.

On December 31, 2011, President Barack Obama signed the bill into law, which allocates 662 billion dollar to defense.

The law strengthens two controversial principles of the so-called global war against terrorism: the indefinite detention of terrorism suspects without charges and the imprisonment of U.S. citizens without being tried.

Such initiative also allows that terrorism-related cases are not a competence of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the civil judicial system, and are transferred to military authorities.

"I think this is an unconstitutional law, because it violates the clause on the right to a due process sanctioned by the Constitution," stated Kim Macloskey, a lawyer who lives in Rockford.

Civil rights groups criticized the measure, and distrust the announcement made by Obama, who said in a communiqué shortly after signing the bill into law that his government will not allow the soldiers to detain a U.S. citizen for an indefinite period. (Prensa Latina).