The chief of the Guantánamo war court has approved the use of a time delay on public viewing of the Sept. 11 death-penalty trial as well as a censor in his court to make sure nobody divulges details of a now defunct CIA interrogation program, citing national security interests.Read more »
The Supreme Court has refused to hear any new Guantánamo appeals even though half of the men being held were cleared for release five years ago. Critics of Monday’s decision say it leaves the fate of prisoners — many of them long cleared for release — in the hands of a conservative D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, which has constantly sided with military prosecutors and refused to order the release of any prisoner. The high court also refused to reinstate a lawsuit by former "enemy combatant" José Padilla against former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld.Read more »
Last Saturday the weekly demonstrations for and against the wars in West Chester, PA were joined by some special visitors. One was an activist I only know as Barbara advocating the closure of the Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp in Cuba.
The other visitor was local conservative talk show host, and advocate of torture, Dom Giordano. He engages Barbara in a lively debate on the subject of torture and Guantanamo.
Years later, evidence shows Military using illegally obtained evidence in it;s Guantanamo detainees.Read more »
On his second day in office, President Obama issued an executive order to shut down Guantanamo in a year. But the prison remains open, and prisoners still languish without trial.Read more »
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