Friday, November 30, 2007

Europeans allowed secret flights across their air space to Guantánamo

Stephen Grey, author of Ghost Planes, recently released flight logs showing that at least five European countries (Turkey, Greece, Italy, Spain and Portugal) allowed secret rendition flights through their airspace.

Thomas Hammarberg, the Council of Europe's commissioner for human rights, said: "What happened at Guantanamo was torture and it is illegal to provide facilities or anything to make this torture possible. Under the law, European governments should have intervened and should not have given permission to let these flights happen."

So when will these countries come foreward and help the men that have been illegally prisoned these six years because of their complicity?

To read the full account from the Sunday Times (London) click on the title.

Sami al-Hajj told that he may be suffering from cancer

Sami al-Hajj, the Al-Jazeera cameraman being held at Guantánamo who has been engaged in a hunger strike for one year now is reportedly suffering from serious health problems. Doctors reportedly told him that he may be suffering from cancer. Although the military claims that nine men are currently engaged in hunger strikes, word from the prison suggests many more than nine. Hunger strikes have been utilized over the century's to protest inhumane and unconscienable response to the guantanamo hunger strikes our government has tortured the strikers by restraining the men and force feeding them with oversized feeding tubes.

Click on the title to go directly to the article.


Habeas counsel David H. Remes put together this helpful chronology for those of you wanting a better understanding of the history of the Guantanamo litigation. If you copy the pages and keep the glossary on one side for easy referencing while reviewing the chronology it will definitely help in understanding what has happened over these almost six years. (Click on the title and it will take you to ScotUSBlog where the chronology was posted..)
Thank You David....