not a beautiful or unique snowflake (nothings) wrote,
not a beautiful or unique snowflake
nothings

via tritone, from the Washington Post: Detainees Deserve Court Trials


Adel is innocent. I don't mean he claims to be. I mean the military says so. It held a secret tribunal and ruled that he is not al Qaeda, not Taliban, not a terrorist. The whole thing was a mistake: The Pentagon paid $5,000 to a bounty hunter, and it got taken.

The military people reached this conclusion, and they wrote it down on a memo, and then they classified the memo and Adel went from the hearing room back to his prison cell. He is a prisoner today, eight months later. And these facts would still be a secret but for one thing: habeas corpus.


If this is true (this seems to be more like an editorial than something that's gone through full-on fact-checking), heads better fucking roll.

Update: more Guantanamo lawyers weigh in against habeas corpus suspension
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