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Keeping the Law away from Guantanamo

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Having already eliminated the fundamental right to hear and see the charges leveled against you (called Habeas Corpus) the Bush Administration has asked the federal appeals court in charge of all detainee appeals for a new “protective order.”

The administration wants to restrict lawyers to only 3 visits with their clients, to intercept their communications, and essentially make it almost impossible for the many lawyers representing detainees at Guantanamo , pro bono, to continue.

Yesterday, thousands around the country coordinated efforts to lobby to restore habeas corpus rights and to ask the congress to amend the military commissions act passed by the Republican-controlled congress last fall.

H. Candace Gorman is a lawyer in Chicago , she represents two Guantanamo detainees: ‘Abd-al-Ghazzawi and Razak ‘Ali.  Both were sold to the US military the bounty offered for “Arabs” in Pakistan or Afghanistan .

Restricting the travel of lawyers would make it much harder for Candace to do her job, she told Jerome how often she goes to Guantanamo

Related Links:
Candace’ Guantanamo Blog
H. Candace Gorman at the Huffington Post

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