Gitmo Judge Parrish Allows Evidence from Teen Coerced Under Threat of Rape by Joshua Claus

By: Tuesday August 10, 2010 7:44 am

Justice has been discarded in favor of political expediency at Guantanamo, as Judge Patrick Parrish has allowed Omar Khadr’s confessions to be admitted into evidence in his military commission trial. Included among the confessions is one obtained by convicted torturer Joshua Claus under threat of rape and/or death for the then 15 year old suspect.


Allowing Human Experimentation under the War Crimes Act

By: Monday June 7, 2010 6:00 am

Physicians for Human Rights just released a report documenting what Jeff Kaye and more recently Jason Leopold have been discussing for years: America’s torturers were conducting a kind of human experimentation on the earliest detainees. PHR is calling on Attorney General Holder to investigate whether CIA’s medical personnel committed the war crime of human experimentation. Details suggest that someone in government recognized the risk CIA’s torturers faced.

PHR Report: Bush Administration Engaged in Illegal Human Experimentation on Torture

By: Sunday June 6, 2010 9:01 pm

Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) released today the results of a landmark investigation that, according to the organization’s press release, “uncovered evidence that indicates the Bush administration apparently conducted illegal and unethical human experimentation and research on detainees in CIA custody.” PHR is asking President Obama to “order the attorney general to undertake an immediate criminal investigation of alleged illegal human experimentation and research on detainees conducted by the CIA and other government agencies following the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.” They are also seeking other investigations by Congress, the Department of Health and Human Services, and the Department of Justice.

Guantánamo Hearings: A Military Bureaucratic Conundrum

By: Thursday April 8, 2010 6:41 pm

Like many questions that arise in these military commission hearings, the answer to this one could not be found anywhere in the rules or the military commission precedent.

That’s partly because the current military commissions, created by the Military Commissions Act of 2009 – have no rules. The military hasn’t issued them yet.

That Sweet Spot Between McCarthyism and Hypocrisy

By: Thursday March 4, 2010 5:36 pm

Chuck Grassley and Jeff Sessions have led the McCarthyite charge to slander those Justice Department attorneys who defended Guantanamo detainees. And yet, predictably, these shining specimens voted for the Military Commissions Act of 2006. You know what one of the provisions of the Military Commissions Act was? The right to defense counsel. Shocked, I know you are.

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