FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE|
Wednesday, November 14, 2001
NEW YORK--On the heels of a new Justice Department plan to interview thousands of men from Middle Eastern countries, the American Civil Liberties Union today released a pamphlet that offers guidance in seven languages -- including Arabic, Hindi and Spanish -- on what to do when stopped by law enforcement.
The pamphlet -- Know Your Rights: What to Do If Youre Stopped by the Police, the FBI, the INS or the Customs Service -- contains information for citizens and non-citizens alike and is intended for those who feel at risk of becoming innocent targets of a government investigation in the wake of the September 11 terrorist attacks.
The ACLU created the Know Your Rights pamphlets because we are concerned that many people, especially non-citizens, are not fully aware of their rights when being questioned or detained by the government, said Anthony D. Romero, Executive Director of the ACLU.
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The English pamphlet is at http://www.aclu.org/library/know_your_rights.pdf
The Arabic pamphlet is at http://www.aclu.org/library/know_your_rights_ar.pdf
The Spanish pamphlet is at http://www.aclu.org/library/know_your_rights_sp.pdf