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Military Commissions

Hamdan Case a Joke

Lionel Beehner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lionel Beehner

Let's be honest: this case was a joke in the annals of justice and a blotch on America's campaign to prevent future 9/11's.

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.

Can It Gitmo Bad Than This?

Gabor Rona | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gabor Rona

In the surreal world of Guantanamo's military commissions, the government spares no expense and effort to control every movement in order to mimic, but avoid true operation of, the rule of law.

Guantanamo Trials: Another Torture Victim Charged

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Worthington

In the real world, where evidence obtained through torture is inadmissible, it remains unclear whether the government's attempts to set up a judicial system for alleged terrorists will ever be successful.

Letter from Gitmo -- Camp "Injustice"

Anthony D. Romero and Hina Shamsi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Anthony D. Romero and Hina Shamsi

The hearings in Guantánamo were not in any way conducted like an American court of law, with the words torture so abundantly used and with lawyers denied the ability to assist their clients.

ACLU Fights For Justice At Guantanamo

Anthony D. Romero | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Anthony D. Romero

On Thursday, I will be at Guantánamo watching five men appear before a military commission. The men are accused of participating in the September 11 attacks, and the sentence could be death.

9/11 Victims Deserve Better than Guantanamo

Stacy Sullivan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stacy Sullivan

No matter how hard Bush tries to sell these arraignments as a great day for justice, it can't spin the Guantanamo courtroom spectacle into a fair judicial process worthy of the victims of September 11, 2001.

Guantanamo Trials: Critical Judge Sacked, British Torture Victim Charged

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Worthington

Like alcoholics queuing up drinks at closing time, the US administration is pressing charges against prisoners at Guantanamo at a frantic rate.

Fact Sheet: The 16 Prisoners Charged in Guantanamo's Military Commissions

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Worthington

In April, Ibrahim al-Qosi also boycotted his pre-trial hearing, telling the judge, "I do not recognize the justice or the lawfulness of this court,