Innocent, until found innocent, until found GUILTY

May 15, 2007 by susan
kneeling gitmo detainees

Kafka's America

New York Times, May 15, 2007
Published: May 15, 2007

WASHINGTON, May 14 — The military system of determining whether detainees are properly held at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, includes an unusual practice: If Pentagon officials disagree with the result of a hearing, they order a second one, or even a third, until they approve of the finding. More.

These “do-overs,” as some critics call them, are among the most controversial parts of the military’s system of determining whether detainees are enemy combatants, and the fairness of the repeat hearings is at the center of a pivotal federal appeals court case.

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