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Lawyer Blasts "Congressional Depravity" on Guantanamo

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Worthington

Lt. Col. David Frakt said Congress is still behaving unconstitutionally with regard to the right of the Executive branch and the Judiciary to order the release of prisoners from Guantanamo.

The Torture Report

Jameel Jaffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jameel Jaffer

Five years after Abu Ghraib, the Defense Department is still withholding photographs showing prisoners being abused at other facilities, as well as interrogation directives used by special forces.

9/11 Trial At Guantanamo Delayed Again: Can We Have Federal Court Trials Now, Please?

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Worthington

Scarcely in its history has the United States entertained such a shabby and shamelessly politicized travesty of justice as the Military Commissions.

Life Sentence for Al-Qaeda Propagandist Fails to Justify Guantanamo Trials

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Worthington

In any credible court system, the eve-of-election conviction of an associate of Osama bin Laden for producing promotional material for al-Qaeda, which...

An Empty Trial at Guantanamo

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Worthington

Yesterday, the second trial by Military Commission at Guantánamo -- the second US "war crimes" trial since WWII -- opened not with a bang, and not even with a whimper, but with complete silence.

New Evidence of Systemic Bias in Guantanamo Trials

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Worthington

Andy Worthington, author of The Guantánamo Files, continues his analysis of the corrupt command structure of the Military Commissions at Guantánamo,...

The Dark Heart of Guantanamo

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Worthington

Vandevelt's profound criticisms of a system that imprisons juveniles and suppresses evidence relevant to the defense, is just part of a much darker narrative that has been unfolding for the last 18 months.

Controversy Still Plagues Guantanamo's Military Commissions

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Worthington

Lost in the coverage of Hamdan's trial, which dominated media reports about Guantanamo was the fact that a twenty-third prisoner had been put forward for trial by Military Commission on July 28.