Monday, November 20, 2006

suing rumsfeld

from raw story: In this video clip, CNN interviews Cyrus Kar, an Iranian-American filmmaker, who is suing U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld for wrongful imprisonment and the violation of his Constitutional rights.

In Iraq to film a historical documentary, Kar was charged with being a terrorist and placed in the notorious prison at Abu Ghraib. He was held for 55 days, most of them in solitary confinement. After 49 days, he was finally given a hearing and eventually freed.

Rumsfeld has filed motions to have the suit dismissed. A hearing in January will determine if Kar's lawsuit can go forward.

... full transcript ...


: JustaDog said...

Democrats do love to bring those lawsuits on.

Anonymous said...

What makes you think he's a Democrat or that the lawsuit has anything to do with politics? Not that it matters but Cyrus Kar was in favor of bringing democracy to Iraq. But when a US citizen- a veteran for that matter- is being wrongfully held for two months in Iraq it makes you wonder if the military knows what their doing there. By the way, the ONLY reason Cyrus Kar was released after 55 days is because his family sued for his release. He was released the day before Justice Dept. attorneys were required to appear in court to explain why he was being held. It seems that the administration has to be sued for them to do the right thing.

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