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Geneva Conventions

Guantanamo: Government Says Six Years Is Not Long Enough To Prepare Evidence

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Worthington

Imagine after six and a half years of this imprisonment -- in which, unlike convicted criminals on the US mainland, you have never been charged or tried, and have not been allowed a single visit from your loved ones.

Ambassador for All War Crimes Except Our Own

Charles J. Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Charles J. Brown

The Office of War Crimes Issues doesn't just tell other countries to do as we say and not as we do. The Administration has actually made OWCI complicit of its own war crimes apparatus.

Seized at 15, Omar Khadr turns 22 in Guantanamo

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Andy Worthington

Today, Omar Khadr, the sole Canadian citizen in Guantánamo, marks his 22nd birthday in isolation. Seized in Afghanistan when he was just 15 years old...

Two Afghans Released from Guantanamo: a Farmer and a Teenager

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Worthington

The stories of the two Afghans released with Madni -- though involving slightly less brutality -- do nothing to justify the United States' detention policies in the "War on Terror."

Legal Torture Is Still Wrong

Michael Schwartz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Michael Schwartz

The fact is that the Bush Administration's legal maneuvering has won over American citizens to torture. The only viable argument against torture now is the moral argument.

The Banality of Rick Ayers or, Hiding in Plain Sight

Marc Garlasco | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marc Garlasco

Rick Ayers is rightly upset by the number of dead in Iraq and Afghanistan but in his ire, he blames the wrong guy -- me. I tried my very best to minimize civilian casualties -- as required by the Geneva Conventions.

Folly and Injustice: Salim Hamdan's Guantanamo Trial

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Worthington

As with justice, logic is in short supply in the executive's approach to terror suspects, who have been deprived of the protections of the Geneva Conventions to make false confessions.

Guantanamo as Alice in Wonderland

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Worthington

The US administration's basis for holding prisoners without charge or trial in the "War on Terror" belongs in a fantasy world. At the heart of this fantasy world are the Combatant Status Review Tribunals.

And War Crimes for All....

Larisa Alexandrovna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Larisa Alexandrovna

Read this incredible article by Warren Strobel of McClatchy Newspapers 'The U.S. military hid the locations of suspected terrorist detainees and conc...

"Standard Operating Procedures"

Jayne Lyn Stahl | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jayne Lyn Stahl

While some may say this emperor (Bush) has no clothes, he's still managed to hide his derriere better, and operate with impunity more effectively, than any in recent memory.

Nadler Grills The Torture Team With An Eye To Prosecute

Lou Dubose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Lou Dubose

The Bush Administration shielded itself from anti-torture laws, but prohibitions on torture aren't so easily circumvented-- they live on the books here and overseas and without statutes of limitation.