Thursday, April 26, 2007

Shredding the Constitution & human rights once again at Gitmo

By Diane Silver

Apparently the Bushies have no shame and no concept of what the United States of America is supposed to be about. The New York Times reports on new restrictions proposed for Guantanamo Bay.
Many of the lawyers say the restrictions would make it impossible to represent their clients, or even to convince wary detainees — in a single visit — that they were really lawyers, rather than interrogators.

Jonathan Hafetz of the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University, a lawyer who has helped to coordinate strategy for the detainees, said the government was trying to disrupt relationships between the lawyers and their clients and to stop the flow of public information about Guantánamo, which he described as a “legal black hole” before the courts permitted access for the lawyers in 2004.

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