Closing down Guantanamo Bay
Closing down Guantanamo Bay (rabble podcast from December)
Since 2001, the United States has imprisoned over 700 people at the Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp. Hundreds of people remain imprisoned without the benefit of any of the legal structures in place on the US mainland.
The National Lawyers Guild is calling on Barack Obama to release and repatriate prisoners there or send them for trial. We speak with Marjorie Cohn, president of the Guild.
Cohn says habeus corpus denied alleged terrorists. Gitmo is a legal black hole etcNLG has called on Barack Obama to close Gitmo and repatriate, resettle, or provide internationally agreed upon legal trials for the accused held for several years at Guantanamo. "Kangaroo military justice" at Guantanamo. Three Obama advisers suggest that Obama's administration may create "new" US courts to try Guantanamo prisoners held illegally, even though existing US court system is perfectly adequate for trying alleged terrorists.
Who is Khalid Sheikh Mohammed? And after five years of denying guilt in masterminding 9-11 terrorism, why did he confess to attacking a bank founded after his arrest? In the words of Lee Harvey Oswald, is KSM a patsy for the American inquisition?