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Press Release - Matheson Says Military Commissions Act Balances Protections and Justice

Location: Washington D.C.

Matheson Says Military Commissions Act Balances Protections and Justice

Washington D.C.-Congressman Jim Matheson today voted for compromise legislation that provides for the prosecution of suspected terrorists within a framework that prohibits torture and affords important legal rights to the accused.

"Dangerous terror suspects are awaiting trial. This compromise bill allows those trials to be held, with substantial rights in place for the accused. I strongly condemn the use of torture. This legislation prohibits degrading treatment of detainees, including a specific list of banned behaviors, such as cruel or inhumane punishment. I believe that this legislation strikes the right balance between protecting America from terrorists and providing decent and fair treatment for people suspected of harming us," said Matheson.

The bill-HR 6166-Military Commissions Act-- establishes procedures governing the interrogation and trial of unlawful enemy combatants under U.S. custody anywhere in the world.


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