Illusion of Justice: Human Rights Abuses in US Terrorism Prosecutions
Prosecutions of American Muslims for terrorism offenses are rife with abuse. Illusion of Justice, a joint project of the Human Rights Institute and Human Rights Watch, examines 27 federal terrorism cases, some involving aggressive sting operations and others amounting to overbroad prosecutions for material support of terrorism. It documents the significant human cost of solitary confinement and other restrictive conditions of confinement in these cases.The report is based on more than 215 interviews with people charged with or convicted of terrorism-related crimes, members of their families and their communities, criminal defense attorneys, judges, current and former federal prosecutors, government officials, academics and other experts.
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Selected Press Coverage
The Use of “Radicalization Theories” in Counterterrorism Sting Operations, Just Security
The FBI’s Counterterrorism Sting Operations are Counterproductive, Aljazeera America
Human Rights Report Takes at U.S. Terror Prosecutions, Criticizes FBI Tactics, The Washington Post
Government Agents 'Directly Involved' in most High-Profile US Terror Plots, The Guardian
Video US Counterterrorism: FBI Stings Target the Vulnerable, Human Rights Watch
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