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Beyond
Guantánamo
Bay
  Law Society, January 2009
The case of

BINYAM
MOHAMED

 Understanding
 the Past to
 anticipate
 the Future
       BINYAM
       MOHAMED

Talking about
Torture in the
21st Century
 HOW BINYAM GOT
       TO
GUANTANAMO BAY:

IN SOME WAYS JUST
 LIKE ANY OTHER
      CASE

   An Unpopular
      Suspect
Unreliable Informants
  VERY

Unreliable
Informants
Law Enforcement Rule No. 1:
 If you refuse to cooperate,
     you’re likely guilty
  (and you’ll be Rendered)
We’d like to think the Police Station is a decent place
                          …

                  Morocco
Holiday
Destination?

                       Or
                  Waterboarding
       (A Technique which the Bush
     Administration says is NOT Torture)

a. The Spanish Inquisition called it tortura del agua
   (literally, “water torture”).

b. The Nazi Gestapo called it Verschärfte Vernehmung
   (literally, "enhanced interrogation techniques")

c. The Bush Administration calls it “Enhanced
   Interrogation Techniques” (literally, “tortura del agua” or
   “Verschärfte Vernehmung”)
Musicians: What do the following
       have in Common?
              • “Born in the USA” --
                Bruce Springstein

              • “White America” --
                Eminem

              “Barney the Purple
              Dinosaur” -- Chris
              Cerf
         Due Process:
The Courts as the Great Leveler…
      in Guantánamo Bay
     Binyam is charged in
Guantánamo Bay (2005, 2008…)
              Can any plea be
              Voluntary?

              Or

              Can staying in
              Guantánamo
              be Voluntary?
Colonel Moe Davis
                             Torture Evidence:

                            “An obvious step is to
                             prohibit the use of
                            evidence derived by
                              waterboarding in
                            criminal proceedings
                             against detainees.”

Chief Military Prosecutor             NYT Feb. 17
         A Second
 Honest Military Prosecutor


Lt. Col. Darrel Vandeveld,
        U.S. Army:
  “from true believer to
 someone who felt truly
         deceived.”
Response by the
   Pentagon
(Oct. 20, 2008)



     ?
The UK & Binyam’s Kangaroo
  Court in Guantánamo Bay

“The UK is under no obligation
… to assist … in assuring that
torture evidence is not admitted”
to convict Mr. Mohamed, a
British resident, of crimes that he
says he did not commit.
The UK & Binyam’s Kangaroo
 Court in Guantánamo Bay II

“It is HM Government’s position
that … evidence held by the UK
Government that US and
Moroccan authorities engaged in
torture or rendition cannot be
obtained” by lawyers trying to
provide Binyam with a fair trial.
             Enter:
US District Court Judge Sullivan


 “Turn over all evidence
     favorable to the
 Petitioner by October 6,
          2008.”
January 20,
   2009

Free at Last?
     * Camp Elephant
       * Camp Eagle
    * Camp Bondsteel
    * Camp Lemoniere
        * Policharki
* Camp Delta, Camp Echo…
* Bataan, Pelieliu, Stockham….
           * Jordan
            * Egypt
          * Morocco
        * Diego Gargia
Guantánamo
   Bay
  & the
One Percent
 Solution
What are
 YOU
going to
do about
   it?
     £
or
(The doors are now
locked until you sign
up to help……)


www.reprieve.org.uk

clivess@mac.com



             Law Society,
            January 2009

				
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