Mazen al-Najjar and Anwar Haddam were the longest-held detainees in secret
evidence proceedings, Al-Najjar initially being detained for over three years, (164) and Haddam for four.
The government has asserted the right to use unchecked powers to arrest and hold these individuals in-communicado, to conduct court proceedings in secret
, and to hold individuals in jail indefinitely while the Federal Bureau Investigation (FBI) conducts investigations.
Yet in immigration cases, the Clinton Administration asserts, it can present evidence in secret
to avoid disclosing classified information.