Tenth year of U.S. operations of Guantanamo warrants a look at Bush and Obama administration's record on torture

January 24, 2011

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Thomson Correctional Facility in Illinois will hold roughly 100 prisoners now held at Guantanamo. (Getty Images/Jeff Haynes)

This month marks the start of the tenth year of U.S. operations of the detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Despite pledges to close the prison and restore habeas corpus, President Obama has yet to do either. We talk with Cherif Bassiouni of DePaul University and author of "The Institutionalization of Torture by the Bush Administration: Is Anyone Responsible?" and Chicago attorney Candace Gorman who represents two Guantanamo detainees and maintains “The Guantanamo Blog”. Candace and Cherif discuss these issues in a 1/25/10 panel discussion at DePaul University’s College of Law.

Torture, Guantanamo & Accountability – Crime and Punishment in the Obama Era
Tuesday, January 25, 6:00 pm
DePaul University College of Law, Lewis Center, Room 341, 25 E. Jackson, Chicago
Sponsored by Amnesty International, World Can’t Wait, and DePaul Chapter of The National Lawyers Guild.