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.