Convicted terrorist claims free speech rights violated

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Florence, Colo. (AP) -- A convicted terrorist from Tanzania says
his free speech rights are being violated at the federal prison in
Florence. Khalfan Khamis Mohammed says prison officials should not
be able to put limits on the people with whom he can speak or
write. Mohammed is serving a life sentence after he was convicted
for his involvement in the 1998 U.S. Embassy bombing in Tanzania. The Denver Post reports a federal judge ruled that national security concerns are not enough to toss out Mohammed's complaints about the restrictions.


You must be logged in to post comments.

Username:
Password (case sensitive):
Remember Me:

Read Comments

Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
  • by Jaycee Location: GJ on Oct 6, 2011 at 07:07 AM
    He's a whiner. And we all know what to do with whiners. Lock them in their room until they can behave. He's one lucky person to be in OUR prison. They should give this goomer reading material on the war atrocities that were enacted on prisoners over the years in other countries. He'd be glad to be where he is!
  • by Anonymous on Oct 5, 2011 at 11:55 PM
    This turd has no rights other than to have many boyfriends in there manhandle him on a daily basis. Pound sand loser.
  • by Ray on Oct 5, 2011 at 04:10 PM
    I say they should have hung him
  • by maggie on Oct 5, 2011 at 03:23 PM
    well he does have it made . he is a scum bag and does not deserve any thing . actually he probably dont even deserve to live . in all reallity how many people has he probably killed . to bad we have to pay so much to keep him a live ?
  • by JJ Location: GJ on Oct 5, 2011 at 02:40 PM
    Well William, thanks for the lesson in law. Now, this guy is a scum bag, violated the laws of this land and when you do that you lose all your rights. Secondly, he is not a citizen so I don't care what he wants. He is getting what he knew could happen, life in prison with no rights! He should feel lucky. In some countries of the world they would just take him outside and shoot him or like some countries I have been in, you have to provide for your own food, water and clothing, period! If no one brings it to you, you don't last too long!
  • by Nun Location: Grand Valley on Oct 5, 2011 at 12:21 PM
    I guess this idiot doesn't realize that constitutional rights are only intended for US citizens. Also being in Prison is reason to restrict most rights.
    • reply
      by William on Oct 5, 2011 at 01:01 PM in reply to Nun
      The Constitution does NOT specify you must be a citizen, it Says " Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances." So you are wrong in two cases he has the RIGHT!!! to free speech AND he has the RIGHT!!! to petition the government(i.e the courts) for a redress of grieviences. Also if you want to take it farther then that since this is a "war on terror" he can techically be considered as a "protected person" and under the Geneva Convention ratified as a treaty by the US government in 1949, (and therefore enforcible under US law) Article 27 states "Protected persons are entitled, in all circumstances, to respect for their persons, their honour, their family rights, their religious convictions and practices, and their manners and customs. They shall, at all times, be humanely treated, and shall be protected, especially against all acts of violence or threats thereof and against insults and public curiosity. Women shall be especially protected against any attack on their honour, in particular against rape, enforced prostitution, or any form of indecent assault. Without prejudice to the provisions relating to their state of health, age and sex, all protected persons shall be treated with the same consideration by the Party to the conflict in whose power they are, without any adverse distinction based, in particular, on race, religion or political opinion. However, the Parties to the conflict may take such measures of control and security in regard to protected persons as may be necessary as a result of the war." There is more to this and I suggest you do a little more research before spouting off at the mouth.
      • reply
        by Anonymous on Oct 5, 2011 at 01:42 PM in reply to William
        Well, Non Citizens do have more rights then we do.. after all, we pay for everything for them and they dont even pay taxes.. I kinda wish I was a Illeagal howhave, they should have none when they are not legal
      • reply
        by Anonymous on Oct 5, 2011 at 02:14 PM in reply to William
        So if you had your way, he would be free to walk the streets and do it again?
      • reply
        by Nun on Oct 5, 2011 at 02:56 PM in reply to William
        You post all the reasons you believe a convicted non-American terrorist should have freedom of speech and right to be protected. Your close is to tell me to shut up. Only in America.
      • reply
        by Me on Oct 6, 2011 at 03:22 PM in reply to William
        Hey William, GO, You know what, Yourself.
      • reply
        by Shelby on Oct 9, 2011 at 10:00 AM in reply to William
        ... within your own post you have hit the nail on which the restriction of his visitors and correspondence is based... "...may take such measures of control and security..." They feel that visiting with or writing to certain persons may adversely affect the control and security of the prisoner.
KKCO NBC 11 News
2531 Blichmann Avenue
Grand Junction, CO 81505

Station Phone: 970.243.1111
Business Fax: 970.243.1770
Newsroom Fax: 970.245.3793
News Tip & Contest Line: 970.255.8477
Copyright © 2002-2016 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 131158618 - nbc11news.com/a?a=131158618
Gray Television, Inc.