Saturday, January 12, 2013
Stephen Lendman, Contributor
FY 2013 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) legislation proscribes it.
January 11, 2013 marks Guantanamo’s 11th anniversary. More on that below.
On January 11, 2002, its first 20 prisoners arrived. It’s one of many US torture prisons globally.
Most held there are innocent victims. They’re not terrorists. They’re lawlessly detained. Many remained for years uncharged and untried. Fundamental rights are denied.
Seton Hall University Law Professor Mark Denebeaux analyzed unclassified government data. He got them through FOIA requests.
They revealed what’s vital to know. The vast majority of Guantanamo detainees weren’t accused of hostile acts. Afghan bounty hunters seized around 95% of them. They sold them to US forces for $5,000 per claimed Taliban and $25,000 for alleged Al Qaeda members. Evidence of criminality wasn’t sought. Washington wanted prisoners. It still does. Innocence or guilt didn’t matter. It still doesn’t.What…
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