Friday, February 22, 2008

Former Guantanamo Prosecutor to Testify for Defense

The former chief military prosecutor for the Guantanamo Bay tribunals, Colonel Morris Davis, will testify on behalf of detainee Salim Hamdan. Last year, Davis resigned alleging that politics were driving the prosecutions at Guantanamo. In an interview Morris claimed that DOD general William Hayes told him that none of the Guantanamo detainees could be acquitted, suggesting that the tribunal system had predetermined outcomes. (Jurist story; AP story; UPI story).

In earlier reports in the New York Times
and Wall Street Journal Davis claimed that he was under political pressure to try cases in violation of commission rules and international law.

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