Bagram: Guantanamo’s dark mirror

CounterPunch
by Andy Worthington

04/06/09

Since coming to power in a blaze of reforming glory, promising to close Guantanamo within a year, to stop the CIA from running offshore torture prisons, and to restore the Geneva Conventions to prisoners seized in wartime, the Obama administration has proceeded to make a number of poor decisions in relation to its predecessors’ reviled ‘War on Terror’ policies...

http://counterpunch.org/worthington04062009.html



Farce at Guantanamo

Future of Freedom Foundation
by Andy Worthington

04/06/09

In 2007, after four rounds of administrative reviews at Guantanamo, Hedi Hammamy, a Tunisian prisoner, born in 1969, was cleared for release, having satisfied the Pentagon that he no longer represented a threat to the United States or its allies and no longer possessed any ongoing intelligence value. He was not released, however, because, although the U.S. government had secured a ‘diplomatic assurance’ from the government of the Tunisian dictator Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, which purported to guarantee that returned prisoners would be treated humanely, two prisoners returned in June 2007 were apparently mistreated in Tunisian custody and were then imprisoned after what were regarded by human rights observers as show trials...

http://www.fff.org/comment/com0904b.asp


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