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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

WNYC's Brigid Bergin and Arun Rath, reporter for "Frontline" and PRI's "The World", check in from Guantanamo with the latest developments of the terror hearings and the state of the detention program in general.

Guests:

Brigid Bergin and Arun Rath

Comments [6]

Michael Ricciardelli, J.D. from Newark, NJ

At Seton Hall Law School, in addition to publishing "The GTMO Reports," we've sent law students and professors to Guantanamo to report on these hearings over the last few years, publishing in Truthout http://truth-out.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=8&q=seton+hall+law

and The Public Record. One of the more disquieting aspects of the remote censorship on Monday was brought up by the defense and involves the further lack of attorney client privilege-- which is almost non-existent at GTMO to begin with. The remote censorship means someone is listening-- and the courtroom is heavily microphoned-- so it's easy to believe that attorney-client conversations are also being listened to. As it stands, attorney-client communications/documents are reviewed by the government-- this would be just one more level of intrusion-- making effective representation almost impossible: http://pubrecord.org/law/10687/khalid-sheikh-mohammed-hearings-resume/

Jan. 30 2013 10:50 AM
john from office

Nick, get on a plane please, it is awful here, hurry leave.

Jan. 30 2013 10:29 AM
Nick from UWS

Anyone who believes that this "trial" is a legitimate proceeding ought to have their head examined. The US Government lies, lies, lies, lies....lies about virtually 100% of the things they do. We will never know the truth of 9/11, just as we don't know the truth of the Kennedy assassination. The very fact that it has taken 12 years to do this, despite the Government's purported "outrage" about the attacks, tells you how deeply insincere and duplicitous this whole bunch of crap is.

Jan. 30 2013 10:23 AM
john from office

We should give them the same chance they gave my friends that died in 911. Put them on a high tower, drench them with fuel oil and set them on fire. I witnessed the dead who fell to their deaths, these animals deserve nothing.

I know I know NOT IN MY NAME, they have rights!!

Jan. 30 2013 10:22 AM
Sheldon from Brooklyn

I'm no fan of KSM. I hope he burns in hell if he's guilty, but - is this the new standard of justice?

12 years for due process.

Military Court.

On a foreign base in the middle of nowhere?

What ever happened to habeas corpus?

Maybe the NRA isn't as paranoid as we think they are?

Jan. 30 2013 10:19 AM
RJ from prospect hts

One question I've never seen addressed: With all of the barricades Congress has put in front of Obama holding regular federal trials for the Guantanamo prisoners, why hasn't a federal judge been assigned to work *in* Guantanamo? As far as I know, Congress's barriers have been all aimed at the prisoners *leaving* Guantanamo, but isn't it possible that this terriitory the US has jurisdiction over also would be covered by the federal judicial system?

Jan. 30 2013 10:15 AM

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