Monday, July 30, 2007
I don't usually post rumors on my blog... but this one has the earmarks of being true. Rumor has it that a plane took off from Guantanamo a few hours ago with an unknown number of the Algerian detainees heading back to Algeria. My second client is Algerian Razak Ali. I hope he is on that plane.
Posted by H. Candace Gorman at 9:01 PM
One of the government's favorite excuses for the ongoing injustice at Guantánamo Bay is that the detainees themselves resist transfer to foreign countries. In the July issue of In These Times, Candace takes this nonesense head on and points out that the vast majority of GTMO inmates are chomping on the bit to leave. The fact that certain detainees have (quite legitimate) fears of further abuse and detention in other states does not mask the fact that the U.S. is arbitrarily (and unlawfully) depriving hundreds of men of their liberty.
Posted by H. Candace Gorman at 5:36 PM