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Wednesday, January 05, 2005

New Fed Laws Lead to Arrest of Ethiopian Torture Suspect

Federal agents in Atlanta on Tuesday arrested a prominent Ethiopian human rights abuse suspect and put him in deportation proceedings, for the first time using legal powers granted under a newly-signed intelligence reform law.

The new law broadened the arrest powers of the immigration service, adding that evidence that a foreign national tortured or killed someone for political reasons is grounds for deportation.

Wow!

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