Friday, November 14, 2008

New report details shattered lives of released Gitmo detainees

The UC Berkeley Human Rights Center and International Human Rights Law Clinic has released a report that details the shattered lives of released Guantánamo detainees.  Detainees suffer as a result of U.S. policies in the war on terror, according to a new report by human rights experts at UC Berkeley. The report, "Guantánamo and Its Aftermath: U.S. Detention and Interrogation Practices and Their Impact on Detainees," based on a two-year study, reveals in graphic detail the cumulative effect of the policies on the lives of 62 released detainees.


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The US government should either 1) after some reasonable time period put whatever evidence it has against those held there before a proper court in order to obtain a conviction and thereby justify imprisoning them further, or 2) release them. Anything else is disgraceful and -- dare I say it -- 'un-American'. And I don't see why anyone would doubt that the lives of those who've has spent time there would be seriously and adversely affected; no decent person needs a "report" to realize that. However I'm not surprised that you or they would use the pejorative term "shattered"; but I think the experience would be something that the vast majority of people could not unreasonably be expected to recover from.

Posted by: eh | Nov 15, 2008 8:23:58 PM

Oh and by the way...What does 'Gitmo' have to with immigration?

Posted by: eh | Nov 15, 2008 8:24:52 PM

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