Saturday, July 25, 2009

Let The Games Continue...(updated)

The Government has now abandoned the Habeas case of Mohammon Jawad (the Guantanamo prisoner who might have been as young as 12 years old when we sent him to Gitmo)....but it is not because they are conceding they have lost his case (the only evidence they had against him were statements tortured out of him). No apparently the DOJ still believes it don't need no stinkin evidence...they just want to get him out of the reach of his habeas judge and into another court room. Judge Huvelle, Jawad's habeas judge saw what was coming and was holding the government's collective feet to the fire (if anyone can provide a link to the transcript from the hearing on July 16th I would be happy to post it for all to is a must read!)but the DOJ continues to be the slick SOB's of the past eight years so we will have to wait it out to see what happens here.
Here is the link to the transcriptMany thanks to RM for providing the link.


Linda G. Richard said...

the news - I felt a glimmer of hope. Silly me. That was dashed as soon as I went to the site and read the news article.

It's unbelievable. What was it, a month ago when we all got the news that he was around 12 when captured, not 16? Yet they are going ahead with this. Even after Afghanistan demanded he be brought home.

I think his attorney is pretty dedicated, so lets hope that even if they do try to perform some show trial - it'll wind up exploding back into their faces - like when his real age comes out to people who don't already know.

I have to hand it to you. You never joined the Habeas Lawyers for Obama. I was so happy to see that - and you were right! A wise woman indeed! :-)

Anonymous said...

Well, I saw the open letter, and wanted to ask, "Did you have any luck getting a response?"

I'm about to sue the SEcretary of Defense in Federal Court, and I'm sure I'm going to get a response

H. Candace Gorman said...

no... you are much more likely to get a response than I!