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Secrecy, Coercion, Torture: This Is Legal?
Our Opinion: Shut Down Guatanamo Facility For Terror Suspects
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This Guantánamo Man May Have Gained a Trial, But It's Not Justice
The prosecution by a military court last week of the Australian David Hicks had a surface veneer of respectability (Australian's guilty plea at Guantánamo hearing, March 27). But this was a facade. Yes, Hicks "is the first terror suspect to face prosecution in revised military tribunals established...
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The Real Crime in The David Hicks Case
Any Legal System in Which a Supposed Deadly Terrorist Goes Free by Admitting His Crime is a Disgrace.
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Leave Your Morals at the Border
Onward Bush's soldiers, torture as ye may, but do it in Guantanamo, and not in the USA. On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court turned down the habeas corpus plea of a Canadian national, captured in Afghanistan when he was 15 years old, because the possible deprivation of his human rights was not...
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U.S. Values on Trial Alongside Hicks
Two days before David Hicks arrived at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba on January 11, 2002, flown there in a military transport from Afghanistan where he had been captured by Northern Alliance forces and sold to the US military for $US1000, lawyers at the US Justice Department drafted a memo on how the US...
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Guantanamo Trial Would Have Done Stalin Proud - Lawyer
THE secret agreement that resulted in David Hicks facing only nine more months in prison may do fatal damage to an already discredited system of dealing with terrorism suspects, legal experts say.The combination of a sentencing deal arranged behind closed doors and the conditions imposed on Hicks,...
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American Kangaroo Court Claims Its First Victim
It is appropriate that a person from Australia, home of the kangaroo, should be the first one dragged before the kangaroo court at the U.S. naval base at Guantanamo Bay. David Hicks, imprisoned there for more than five years, pleaded guilty Monday to providing material support for terrorism. The...
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Iraq Needs Educated Who Flee Terror
SAN FRANCISCO -- CONSIDERING the persistent bad news from Iraq, it's hard to imagine that adding a mere 21,500 troops will bring security. But even if it does, the surge is only a small step toward stability, an interim strategy that may suppress but will not crush the insurgency. Recognizing this...
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Guantanamo Illegal Despite Guilty Plea: Critics
GUANTANAMO BAY U.S. NAVAL BASE, Cuba - A guilty plea by Australian David Hicks to terrorism charges should not be seen as legitimizing U.S. military tribunals taking place at Guantanamo Bay, human rights groups said on Tuesday. Lawyers met to work out details of the plea after Hicks, a farmhand...
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Global Warming Study Warns of Vanishing Climates
By the end of the century up to two fifths of the land surface of the Earth will have a hotter climate unlike anything that currently exists, according to a study that predicts the effects of global warming on local and regional climates. And in the worst case scenario, the climatic conditions on...
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