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Pentagon drops charges against five Guantanamo detainees

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posted on Oct, 21 2008 @ 10:44 PM
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Pentagon drops charges against five Guantanamo detainees




AFP - Wednesday, October 22WASHINGTON (AFP) - - The Pentagon announced Tuesday that it had dropped conspiracy and terrorism charges against five Guantanamo detainees, including a British resident, but said it could reinstate them "at a later time."


Here we go. My God what a tavesty to our Constitution!


"Far from being a victory for Mr. Mohamed in his long-running struggle for justice, this is more of the same farce that is Guantanamo," said Clive Stafford-Smith, who has represented Mohamed since 2005.

"The military has informed us that they plan to charge him again within a month, after the (November 4) election," said Stafford-Smith, director of the legal charity Reprieve.


Typical. Detain and torture for years, no representation, habeas corpus out the window, release when obvious there is nothing they can get on these people and threaten them with never ending Kafka-esque detention at any time. Way to go you bunch of idiots.


Only a single trial has gone to completion in Guantanamo, that of Salim Hamdan of Yemen, a former driver for Osama bin Laden.

Hamdan's trial ended badly for government prosecutors who failed to sway a military jury, raising fresh questions about the legal front in the US "war on terror."

A jury of six military officers in August cleared the Yemeni of the most serious charge of conspiracy and imposed a remarkably light sentence of five and a half years, giving him just five more months of prison time, taking into account time served.

But his fate is uncertain, since the Pentagon said he would continue to be held at Guantanamo Bay as an enemy combatant after he serves out his sentence..."He will serve out the rest of his sentence," Bryan Whitman, a Pentagon spokesman, said at the time.

"At that time he will still be considered an enemy combatant. But he will be eligible for review by an Administrative Review Board," said Whitman


This has been going on so long it isn't even on the American public radar. First thing either candidate should do in office is close this abombination.

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ColoradoJens




posted on Oct, 22 2008 @ 06:56 AM
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I think gitmo should be shut down. We attack leaders for torturing their people and here we are doing the same thing. Its hypocritical! Thanks OP for for the update!



posted on Oct, 22 2008 @ 09:46 AM
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Reply to KaginD

Agreed KaginD. The double standard that we afford ourselves as Americans can be astonsihing. How brainwashed must you be to believe simply because you were born somewhere you are a better person.

In relation, I read recently that the Iraqi government finally secured the right to try American Military for crimes committed in their country. One may say that's anti-american to agree, but in fact it is the exact opposite.
Guantanamo will forever remain a blight in our history just as the internment camps for the Japanese were and still are.

ColoradoJens



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