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Andy Worthington: Gitmo detainees stay imprisoned years after being cleared + SCOTUS Kills Habeas Corpus for Gitmo Detainees

with Andy Worthington
Featured Writer
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www.andyworthington.co.uk
11 June 2012

Chicago Protest Against Guantanamo Jan 11, 2012 - Photo by FJJ

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Jun 11, 2012 by

Then Senator Obama touted if he became president of the United States, he would make shutting down Guantanamo Bay a top priority. But for many, the failure of restoring the right to Habeas Corpus to those prisoners is unacceptable. On Monday, the Supreme Court gave a preview of the cases it would be willing to hear in its next term from detainees being held in the Cuban facility. Several people in Gitmo have been officially cleared for release, but still remain behind bars. Andy Worthington, author of The Guantanamo Files, joins us to explain why that is.

Gitmo detainees stay imprisoned years after being cleared


Andy Worthington is the author of The Guantánamo Files: The Stories of the 774 Detainees in America’s Illegal Prison (published by Pluto Press, distributed by Macmillan in the US, and available from Amazon — click on the following for the US and the UK) and of two other books: Stonehenge: Celebration and Subversion and The Battle of the Beanfield. To receive new articles in your inbox, please subscribe to my RSS feed (and I can also be found on Facebook, Twitter, Digg and YouTube). Also see my definitive Guantánamo prisoner list, updated in June 2011, “The Complete Guantánamo Files,” a 70-part, million-word series drawing on files released by WikiLeaks in April 2011, and details about the documentary film, “Outside the Law: Stories from Guantánamo” (co-directed by Polly Nash and Andy Worthington, and available on DVD here — or here for the US). Also see my definitive Guantánamo habeas list and the chronological list of all my articles, and please also consider joining the new “Close Guantánamo campaign,” and, if you appreciate my work, feel free to make a donation.

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Jun 12, 2012 by

We’ll discuss the Supreme Court’s decision not to hear the seven Guantanamo cases with Colonel Morris Davis, Former Chief Prosecutor for the Military Commissions at Guantanamo. This means the DC Circuit Courts will get their way, and if that’s the case do these detainees have no hope of going anywhere?

[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9n7_iZhv-Go]

SCOTUS Kills Habeas Corpus for Gitmo Detainees

see

“Pragmatism Over Ideology”: Obama’s Failure to Close Guantánamo, and His Love of Drones by Andy Worthington

Barry O’Bomber: Where Are The Lawyers? by Ralph Nader

The Democrats are a damn disaster by Bruce Gagnon

Colonel Morris Davis: Obama had no balls to close Gitmo

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