First Guantanamo Trial to Begin Monday
Bump and Update: The ACLU weighs in:
"Hamdan's trial, like those of other Guantánamo detainees accused of war crimes, should take place in an ordinary federal court or in a traditional military court. The Guantánamo military commissions allow the government to rely on evidence that the defendant never sees, on hearsay, and on evidence obtained through torture. The commissions are completely inconsistent with the Constitution and should be shut down."
A U.S. District Court judge today denied a continuance request for Salim Hamdan, former driver to Osama bin Laden.
His trial, the first military tribunal trial of a Guantanamo detainee, will begin as scheduled Monday. The judge in that proceeding also has rejected continuance requests.[More...]
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