I’m Jonathan Hafetz, an ACLU lawyer trying to represent a U.S. citizen being secretly detained by the Trump administration. AMA
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The U.S. military has been secretly detaining an American in Iraq for three months without charges or access to a court, even though he has asked for a lawyer. The Trump administration will not identify the citizen or say where exactly he is being held. The government is holding the American as an “enemy combatant” for allegedly fighting on behalf of ISIS in Syria, but it has not offered any evidence to justify his detention. The ACLU has filed a habeas corpus petition in federal court to challenge the U.S. citizen’s indefinite detention and to be put in secure contact with him to offer legal assistance. The government is refusing.Learn more