Monday, May 23, 2011
Andy Worthington has this update on the man that the military claims committed suicide at Guantanamo last week. Carol Rosenberg at the Miami Herald has this interview with the man's attorney. Not only did the military have the incorrect name for this man-his real name is Hajji Nassim- but also the shocking information that the man suffered from serious mental health issues- since he was a very young man. His mental health issues were so serious that his attorney had arranged to bring a psychiatrist to the base to evaluate his condition.
Hajji's remains have now been "repatriated" to Afghanistan.
Seems that is the only way anyone gets repatriated from Guantanamo these days.
Posted by H. Candace Gorman at 12:02 PM
Thursday, May 19, 2011
Jason Leopold at truthout has a very disturbing story today about Abu Zubaydah- as though being waterboarded 83 + times, placed in coffin like boxes, threatened with execution and other forms of torture -was not enough..... Seems we also removed one of his eyes. Was it gouged out? Damaged so badly during his torture that it was surgically removed? Or perhaps just removed for the heck of it? Who knows if we will ever learn the truth about that one.
Because I-as a habeas attorney with a security clearance- am not allowed to comment on wikileaks, I took out the link in Jason's article to the picture that led him to uncover this story. I did that because I am trying to be as cautious as possible about the wikileaks but I will say that the government did allow me to utilize a picture that the government claims is of my own client- in a public document that originated from wikileaks...
but anyway, that is a whole other story....for another day.
Click on the title to read Jason's investigation of Abu Zubaydah's missing eye.
Posted by H. Candace Gorman at 7:31 PM
The military announced the death of a 37 year old Afghani man by the name of Inayatullah who was found dead in an outdoor area at the gulag. The military claims he committed suicide. Like most events at Guantanamo we will probably never learn the truth but I will tell you this- it is impossible to fathom how someone could commit suicide in the outdoor area- a place where the men are under constant watch. Perhaps that is why they are now trying to change the story to say that he died in his cell.
The Guardian has more here.
Rest in peace Inayatullah.
Posted by H. Candace Gorman at 7:15 PM
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
PROTEST ACTION AGAINST JOHN YOO...
Friday, May 13
Protest University of California complicity in torture
Fire, Disbar and Prosecute war criminal John Yoo
Berkeley Law (Boalt Hall) Graduation
The Greek Theater (UC Berkeley campus)
Posted by H. Candace Gorman at 1:10 PM
Listen to Lawrence Wilkerson (former aid to Colon Powell) discuss the delusional Donald Rumsfeld and suggest that Rumsfeld should in fact be waterboarded to determine for himself whether or not waterboarding is torture.
Posted by H. Candace Gorman at 1:05 PM
Monday, May 9, 2011
Federal Public Defender Steven Wax debated John Yoo at an Alaska bar event last week. Read a summary of it here....but I can tell you without your even looking at the summary that this was no even battle....Yoo never had a chance in debating Steven......
Good job Steven.
Posted by H. Candace Gorman at 10:31 AM