Sunday, April 13, 2008

Is U.S. Avoiding the Law by Trying Suspects in Afghanistan?

The United States has transferred approximately 50 detainees from its detention facility in Guantanamo Bay to U.S. funded prisons in Afghanistan.  There they are held indefinitely without any rights whatsoever.  This effectively circumvents Supreme Court rulings in Hamdi, Rasul and Hamdan that detainees are entitled to basic human rights protected in U.S. and international law.  Some of these detainees are being tried in secret Afghan military tribunals with evidence provided by the U.S.
See this International Herald Tribune story and this Washington Post story for more
Take action through Amnesty International.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I can understand why many of your posts that contain politics, this is after all a political science course. But this crosses the line and is completely unnecessary.