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RagingInMiami Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-24-06 02:33 AM
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Rights groups wary of case (Miami Seven)
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WASHINGTON - The Justice Department unveiled Thursday's terror arrests with orchestrated press conferences in two cities, but the severity of the charges compared with the seemingly amateurish nature of the seven defendants raised concerns among civil libertarians.

''We're as puzzled as everyone else,'' said Howard Simon, the director of the Florida chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union. ``There's no weapons, no explosives, but this major announcement.''

The seven men are charged with conspiring to blow up the Sears Tower in Chicago and FBI buildings in five cities.

But after sweeps of various locations in Miami, government agents found no explosives or weapons. Investigators also did not document any direct links to al Qaeda.
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