NYT: Pentagon Tried to 'Fix' Military Tribunals
From Monday's New York Times:
As the Pentagon was making its final preparations to begin war crimes trials against four detainees at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, two senior prosecutors complained in confidential messages last year that the trial system had been secretly arranged to improve the chance of conviction and to deprive defendants of material that could prove their innocence.
Defense lawyers, both within the military and private counsel, have been complaining all along about the unfairness of the tribunals. Now that prosecutors have made the same claim, maybe someone will listen. But who, when Bush and the executive branch keep stealing more and more power from the Courts and Congress?
Update: Australian detainee David Hick's lawyer says he's not surprised.
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