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What's happening with those poor devils at Camp Xray ???

 
 
blatham
 
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Reply Thu 21 Feb, 2008 10:01 am
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When asked if he thought the men at Guantánamo could receive a fair trial, Davis provided the following account of an August 2005 meeting he had with Pentagon general counsel William Haynes -- the man who now oversees the tribunal process for the Defense Department. "[Haynes] said these trials will be the Nuremberg of our time," recalled Davis, referring to the Nazi tribunals in 1945, considered the model of procedural rights in the prosecution of war crimes. In response, Davis said he noted that at Nuremberg there had been some acquittals, something that had lent great credibility to the proceedings.

"I said to him that if we come up short and there are some acquittals in our cases, it will at least validate the process," Davis continued. "At which point, [Haynes's] eyes got wide and he said, 'Wait a minute, we can't have acquittals. If we've been holding these guys for so long, how can we explain letting them get off? We can't have acquittals, we've got to have convictions.'"
http://www.thenation.com/doc/20080303/tuttle

Just like Nuremberg. That's where they tried the witches.
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Mon 14 Apr, 2008 11:20 am
From the press release
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Amnesty International USA to Launch National Tour of Guantanamo Cell Replica in MiamiHuman rights Organization Will Tour Cell Across the Nation Urgin the Bush Administration to Close Detention Facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba

Amnesty International USA (AIUSA) will launch its national tour of a life-size Guantanamo prison cell replica in Miami, FL. AIUSA members and other activists will gather at the Perpetual Torch of Friendship in Miami's Bayfront Park at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 8, 2008, to experience the cell and urge the Bush administration to shut down the U.S.-controlled detention facility in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

Larry Cox, AIUSA's executive director, will kick off the Miami event where many participants will be dressed in Guantanamo-style orange boiler-suits. Activists will also hold signs urging the U.S. government to stop torture, halt indefinite detention practices, and end the use of secret prisons. Visitors will be encouraged to experience the interactive cell on display at the event.

This cell replica will visit cities and towns across the United States. The cell is designed to provide all visitors with a tangible glimpse into the life of a Guantanamo detainee. The replica includes a steel toilet, florescent lights, frosted windows and a sliding metal door. Many detainees are held in isolation in similar conditions for as long as 23 hours a day.
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Ramafuchs
 
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Reply Mon 14 Apr, 2008 08:16 pm
A normal country need not play the role of soup-sipping SUPER POWER role.
USA is a country like xyz .
The residents of USA are there to earn their bread and die peacefully.
The system which spread a nightmare in the name of AMERICAN DREAM is rotten to the core.
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Thu 12 Jun, 2008 09:07 am
"The laws and Constitution are designed to survive, and remain in force, in extraordinary times."

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ROME (AFP)--The White House on Thursday said it was reviewing the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling that detainees held at the U.S. military base at Guantanamo Bay have the right to appeal to federal courts.

Aides to U.S. President George W. Bush "are reviewing the opinion," said spokeswoman Dana Perino, who declined immediate comment on what was seen as a blow to the administration's "war on terrorism" policies.


(END) Dow Jones Newswires
06-12-081056ET
Copyright (c) 2008 Dow Jones & Company, Inc.
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revel
 
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Reply Wed 18 Jun, 2008 07:42 am
AP: Exams prove abuse, torture in Iraq, Gitmo

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WASHINGTON - Medical examinations of former terrorism suspects held by the U.S. military at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq and Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, found evidence of torture and other abuse that resulted in serious injuries and mental disorders, according to a human rights group.

For the most extensive medical study of former U.S. detainees published so far, Physicians for Human Rights had doctors and mental health professionals examine 11 former prisoners. The group alleges finding evidence of U.S. torture and war crimes and accuses U.S. military health professionals of allowing the abuse of detainees, denying them medical care and providing confidential medical information to interrogators that they then exploited.

"Some of these men really are, several years later, very severely scarred," said Barry Rosenfeld, a psychology professor at Fordham University who conducted psychological tests on six of the 11 detainees covered by the study. "It's a testimony to how bad those conditions were and how personal the abuse was."
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cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Wed 18 Jun, 2008 09:40 am
revel wrote:
AP: Exams prove abuse, torture in Iraq, Gitmo

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WASHINGTON - Medical examinations of former terrorism suspects held by the U.S. military at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq and Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, found evidence of torture and other abuse that resulted in serious injuries and mental disorders, according to a human rights group.

For the most extensive medical study of former U.S. detainees published so far, Physicians for Human Rights had doctors and mental health professionals examine 11 former prisoners. The group alleges finding evidence of U.S. torture and war crimes and accuses U.S. military health professionals of allowing the abuse of detainees, denying them medical care and providing confidential medical information to interrogators that they then exploited.

"Some of these men really are, several years later, very severely scarred," said Barry Rosenfeld, a psychology professor at Fordham University who conducted psychological tests on six of the 11 detainees covered by the study. "It's a testimony to how bad those conditions were and how personal the abuse was."


Some people, including so-called Americans, are willing to let Bush use torture in our prisons. They have no idea how much credibility our nation has lost under Bush not only in the US, but abroad. Many adults never learned or understood the meaning of our Constitution and/or Bill of Rights, and in their fear of terrorists have given up everything we stand for.

When Bush was sworn into office, he promised to abide by and protect the Constitution of the United States. He has failed himself and all Americans.
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revel
 
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Reply Thu 19 Jun, 2008 06:19 am
Ex-State Dept. official: Hundreds of detainees died in U.S. custody, at least 25 murdered.

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cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Tue 1 Jul, 2008 09:07 pm
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Mon 24 Aug, 2009 11:58 am
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Detainee held at Guantánamo for nearly seven years returns to Afghanistan
Mohammed Jawad, who was charged with throwing a grenade at US troops, has been released to his family in Afghanistan


Associated Press
guardian.co.uk, Monday 24 August 2009 18.31 BST


A Guantánamo prisoner once charged with wounding two US soldiers and their interpreter is home in Afghanistan, one of his lawyers said today, months after a war crimes case against him unravelled when a military judge ruled his confession was coerced.

Mohammed Jawad, one of the youngest people held at Guantánamo, was flown from the US base in Cuba over the weekend and released to his family by Afghan authorities, said David Frakt, a US air force major. Frakt said: "Jawad is in Kabul with his family."

Frakt said Jawad, now about 21, hopes to go to school and "make up for lost time" after nearly seven years in custody.

US department of justice spokesman Dean Boyd said he could not confirm that Jawad was sent home, though a federal judge ordered him released in July. The judge concluded the government's case against him was an "outrage" and "full of holes".

Jawad had been charged with attempted murder before the special military tribunals at Guantánamo, accused of throwing a grenade into a jeep carrying the two US special forces soldiers and their interpreter in Kabul in December 2002. The wounded soldiers had dozens of operations, and the interpreter lost sight in one eye as a result of the attack, authorities have said.

The case was first complicated by doubts about Jawad's age. His attorneys say family accounts suggest he was about 12 years old when he was arrested. The Pentagon said a bone scan shows Jawad was about 17.

Last October a military judge at Guantánamo threw out a confession by Jawad following his arrest. The judge found that Jawad initially denied throwing the grenade and only said he had done it after Afghan authorities threatened to kill him and his family if he didn't confess.

US authorities said they would pursue a criminal investigation of Jawad but US district judge Ellen Huvelle ruled in July that he was being held illegally and must be released.

There are now about 228 prisoners at Guantánamo, which Barack Obama has pledged to close in January.
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