Wednesday, April 29, 2015

How Guantanamo was chosen to house the detainees....

My friend Professor Peter Jan Honigsberg of the University of San Francisco Law School (and the founder and director of the Witness to Guantanamo Project) has written an interesting piece at Huffington Post on how Guantanamo was selected as the cite for the prisoners being held at Guantanamo. You can read it here.
Perhaps most interesting to me is that the powers to be (the ones that made the decision) specifically ruled out Western Europe and its protectorates' "because they are subject to the rulings of the European Court of Human Rights."
In the legal world I think this could arguabley show the premeditated intent in engaging in torture.
Thanks Peter for an eye opening article.

Andy Worthington, Clifford Sloan and the rumor about the release of prisoners

Andy Worthington has a good piece about the rumors regarding upcoming releases and specifically in regards to Shaker Aamer and within that context he also cites from an interview with former Gitmo "ambassador" Cliff Sloan.
Read it here.