Sunday, November 30, 2008
(just copy and paste the ones that you can't click on....)
THERE ARE SO MANY MORE THAT HE SENT BUT THIS SHOULD KEEP YOU BUSY FOR NOW.
Click on the title to read the op-ed
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Bin Laden driver to be moved from
(CNN) -- The former driver and bodyguard of Osama bin Laden will be moved from the prison at
Salim Ahmed Hamdan, who has been held at
Hamdan was convicted by a military commission in August of a war crime -- providing material support to al Qaeda -- but was cleared of more serious terrorism conspiracy charges.
He was found guilty of being the terror leader's bodyguard and driver, and of receiving weapons training and transporting and delivering arms. However, the commission rejected charges that Hamdan conspired with others in carrying out al Qaeda attacks, including those of September 11, 2001.
Hamdan received a 66-month prison sentence, which was due to be completed by the end of the year, because he had received credit for time served before being found guilty.
Sunday, November 23, 2008
Friday, November 21, 2008
Thursday, November 20, 2008
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Wednesday, November 19, 2008
I will have a link to the show later this week.
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Sunday, November 16, 2008
Click on the title for the AP story (I know I don't like to post AP stories but I am making this exception!).
Saturday, November 15, 2008
I am surprised to learn that President-elect Obama is seriously considering legislation to create special courts for the men at Guantanamo. I hope Obama, a lawyer himself, will take the time to carefully review the “evidence” against many of the men still being held at that base. At first blush, some of the so called “evidence” might strike the untrained as serious but if Obama reviews the underlying support for that “evidence” he will see that the reason behind many of these detentions is (to quote one of the military tribunal panel members) “garbage.” I represent two of the men at Guantanamo and I have looked at what is supposed to be the secret evidence against my clients. I can tell you that there is a reason they keep this information secret and it is not about “national security”, this is about national embarrassment. In fact, calling this “garbage” is, in my view, a gross understatement. Couple this with the resignations of six of the prosecutors in the Military Commission system and it should be clear that there are serious problems underlying the cases. It is appalling that these men have sat at Guantanamo for almost seven years with no charges against them and no judicial review of the evidence. If Obama follows through with his trial balloon and sets up yet another system to try these men my clients will look at another year or more before they get the fair hearing that they so desperately need. The US Supreme Court said in June that these men have waited long enough for their hearings. I pray that Obama will heed the call of the Supreme Court and let our justice system, which has worked just fine for over two centuries, do its job.
H. Candace Gorman
Attorney at Law
Thursday, November 13, 2008
By Jane Sutton – Wed Nov 12, 5:57 pm ET
MIAMI (Reuters) – Former Guantanamo prisoners released after years of
detention without charge went home to find themselves stigmatized and
shunned, viewed either as terrorists or U.S. spies, according to a
report released on Wednesday.
The report by human rights advocates urged U.S. President-elect
Barack Obama to form an independent, nonpartisan commission with
subpoena powers to investigate the treatment of U.S. detainees in
Afghanistan, Iraq and the Guantanamo Bay U.S. Navy base in Cuba.
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Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Monday, November 10, 2008
2) THE DETAINEE CASES
There's quite a bit going on these days; for the details, see the outstanding reports by Lyle Denniston at SCOTUSblog linked below.
But now the election has created a very interesting situation. In two months, the government's view of the law in these cases is going to change, and change a lot. The question is how much and how soon, and it's clear that DOJ is a mess that will require major house cleaning of both personnel and legal policy. It will be very interesting to see how the new administration deals with it.
Then there's DoD, and all I'm going to say about that is that I think it would be a VERY bad idea to keep Gates as Secretary of Defense -- DoD is almost as rotten as DOJ is.
MORE HERE BUT LINKS AREN'T WORKING... CLICK ON TITLE FOR THE REAL THING
Sunday, November 9, 2008
The analysis is Guantánamo's Children: Military and Diplomatic Testimonies, and can be found here.
Also you can click on the title to go directly to the Guantanamo Testimonials Project which has an amazing collection of information related to our Gulag.
Saturday, November 8, 2008
ABDUL HAMID AL-GHIZZAWI, ISN #654
U.S. Naval Base Guantánamo Bay, Cuba
Washington, DC 20355
This is really ugly.
The government has to give me notice before they can turn Al-Ghizzawi over to another country.
I will continue to fight to get Al-Ghizzawi out of Guantanamo and not sent to Libya.