Civil Liberties Groups Seek Information On Detainees

2001

A coalition of civil liberties groups files a Freedom of Information Act request seeking information about the names of the hundreds of individuals arrested by the federal government for immigration violations and suspected terrorist ties in the weeks after the Sept. 11 attacks. The request also asks where the accused people are being held. The request will be denied, and a follow-up federal lawsuit will be filed Dec. 5, 2001.