US: Terrorism Prosecutions Often An Illusion
Investigations, Trials of American Muslims Rife with Abuse
The US  Justice Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) have targeted American Muslims in abusive counterterrorism “sting operations” based on religious and ethnic identity, Human Rights Watch and Columbia Law School’s Human Rights Institute said in a report released today. Many of the more than 500 terrorism-related cases prosecuted in US federal courts since September 11, 2001, have alienated the very communities that can help prevent terrorist crimes.
The 214-page report, “Illusion of Justice: Human Rights Abuses in US Terrorism Prosecutions,”  examines 27 federal terrorism cases from initiation of the investigations to sentencing and post-conviction conditions of confinement. more