Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Detainee arrives in NY for criminal trial (UPDATED)

A week or so ago I reported that a detainee had arrived in the US to stand trial for alleged terrorist activities. The day I reported that he was on his way there was a plane on the tarmac at Gitmo waiting to take him... for some reason he apparently did not leave Gitmo at that time but he is in NY now...or so I am told. I do not know anything about this man but I will say that this is what our justice system is supposed to figure out... instead we decided to keep this man at Guantanamo for almost five years without charge. Two of those years he was held at secret prisons. It will be interesting to see how this case unfolds given all of the violations of the law involved in holding this man for so many years.

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