Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Justice Through The Looking Glass - Blow back from Torture at Gitmo

Justice Through The Looking Glass - The Daily Dish | By Andrew Sullivan

"The system determining the guilt or innocence of many prisoners still detained at Gitmo has long been haphazard. One prosecution recently collapsed because the judge was honest enough not to admit testimony procured through torture"

However the US Government has fought back and perhpas the fight has not always been fair or even legal:

"It involves one Uthman Abdul Rahim Mohammed Uthman, whose release from custody was ordered earlier this year by Judge Henry Kennedy Jr.

Kennedy effectively demolished the credibility of many government witnesses and pointed out big discrepancies in its case. The ruling was published, then suddenly withdrawn, then re-published with vast amounts of the ruling stricken from public view. The redactions were not solely to prevent release of classified information, but to omit the key findings of the case against the government. "

read the link above for more details on how the "Facts" were changed when the Judge was forced to rewrite his opinion.

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