On August 15, HRW released "Presumption of Guilt: Human Rights Abuses of Post-September 11
Detainees." The report is based on interviews with scores of detainees and their attorneys, documenting
cases of arbitrary detention, due process violations, and secret arrests and proceedings. It concludes
that the Department of Justice has misused immigration charges to dodge legal restraints on its power
to detain and interrogate persons as it pursues its terrorist investigation.