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ACLU Sues U.S. Government Over American Citizen's Hit List Designation

ACLU Sues U.S. Government Over American Citizen's Hit List Designation --In July, the Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Asset Control (OFAC) formally labeled Awlaki a "Specially Designated Global Terrorist." 03 Aug 2010 The ACLU and the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) are suing Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner over the government's decision to put radical Muslim cleric Anwar Awlaki on a hit list and freeze his U.S. assets. Awlaki, a U.S. citizen now living in Yemen, is on a U.S. hit list, and has already survived at least one cruise missile strike. Last month Awlaki's father Nasser Al-Awlaki asked the ACLU and the Center for Constitutional Rights to challenge the government's placement of his son on a list of US Citizens that can be assassinated by US forces and intelligence services for ties to terrorism.