A good article in The Guardian on the press’s chance to witness the “president’s inmate review board” being held at Guantanamo Bay aiming to free certain prisoners seen as fit to release. But, as the article explains, the process remains cloudy when witness’s were led to see more revealed.
Are not doctors and medics required by oath only to aid and comfort their patients at Guantanamo Bay and elsewhere?
A wonderful, moving animated video at the The Guardian’s website depicts what the hunger strike is like for detained Guantanamo Bay prisoners. It is based on the narratives of five released Gitmo prisoners who participated in the strikes and how they were brutalized by the Americans there.
Someday, we’ll look back at this era in American history and feel shame and regret for not doing more for the innocent men still being detained despite being cleared for release.
You must watch this short film.
A great op-ed in the NYT on the brutality & the unfairness of indefinite detention for prisoners at Guantanamo Bay.
This piece is essential reading if one cares about a great injustice perpetrated by the U.S. government.
The government has been violating habeas corpus by detaining prisoners at Guantanamo Bay with out legal representation by restricting access to lawyers and certain pieces of evidence. But a federal judge has ruled that this violates the rights of the prisoners in terms of challenging their incarceration.
With this ruling hopefully those innocent at Gitmo will soon be returned to their homes.