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Fight Crime, Ban Symbols

Suzette Standring | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Suzette Standring

A patch, label or logo does not a murderer make. Let's not start down a road where in time the government gets into the business of controlling tee-shirt slogans.

Guantanamo Uyghurs' resettlement prospects skewered by Justice Department lies

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Worthington

Guantánamo is full of bleak stories. How could it fail to be, when it is a vast failed experiment, a "terror prison" that contains few terrorists, a ...

From Guantanamo to the United States? Meet the Uighurs

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Worthington

On Tuesday, in an extraordinary and unprecedented ruling in a US District Court, Judge Ricardo Urbina ruled that 17 wrongly imprisoned Chinese Muslims...

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.

Brother of US "Enemy Combatant" Released from Guantanamo

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Worthington

What is distressing about this latest batch of releases is that two of the men -- those from Afghanistan and the UAE -- have left Guantanamo as unknown as when they arrived.

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.

Six Years Late, Court Throws Out Guantanamo Case

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Worthington

Parhat v. Gates is another significant challenge to executive overreach. Parhat is one of 18 Uighur detainees who fled persecution in China and was arrested in Pakistan with no evidence against him.