The Skunk and Tiger

"Ignorance breeds monsters to fill up the vacancies of the soul that are unoccupied by the verities of knowledge."-Horace Mann

Sunday, January 21, 2007

Guantanamo Bay

I have taken an excerpt from a report competed by a professor and students from Seton Hall University School of Law* regareding the detainees at Guantanamo Bay. The report uses data released from the United Sates government and military. These five facts below should alarm and appall anyone who believes habeas-corpus and human rights protection are two things the United States should engage in and support. I do not know if any of the 500+ detainees are guilty or innocent. However, all people deserve to know what they are being charged with and the right to have legal representation. There is no justice in imprisoning people indefinitely, without any evidence or legal recourse. Unfortunately this has been going on in Guantanamo for five years.

Here are five points from the report summary, you can read the whole report here. Also, please visit Project Hamad

* The authors are counsel for two detainees in Guantanamo.
See, Combatant Status Review Board Letters, Release date January 2005, February 2005, March 2005,
April 2005 and the Final Release available at the Seton Hall Law School library, Newark, NJ.
This 86% of the detainees captured by Pakistan or the Northern Alliance were handed over to the
United States at a time in which the United States offered large bounties for capture of suspected


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