BBC NEWS | World | Americas | Obama acts on Guantanamo trials

BBC NEWS | World | Americas | Obama acts on Guantanamo trials.

Absolutely great news! And fantastic that President Obama has moved so swiftly to address this cancerous sore on the face of the biggest democratic nation on Earth.

Some of teh practices at Guantanamo.

Some of the practices at Guantanamo.

Let’s hope he can find the will to finally end the detentions and torture, the strength to face down those in power who will wish to continue with these vile practices and the humility to apologise in the name of all the American people for the things that have happened at Guananamo .

I wish him well in his work to close this disgraceful place.

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One Response to BBC NEWS | World | Americas | Obama acts on Guantanamo trials

  1. The Washington Post has this detail:

    “Just hours after his inauguration Tuesday, Obama ordered the suspension of all judicial proceedings at Guantanamo Bay under the auspices of the Bush administration’s military commissions system. What is to be done with the prisoners will be part of the review, sources said. Listed options include repatriation to their home nations or a willing third country, civil trials in this country, or a special civil or military system. Prisoners are to be released or transferred on a rolling basis as soon as individual cases are reviewed and determinations made as to whether the detainees can and should be prosecuted, and where.”

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