Thursday, March 22, 2007

"Justice Delayed and Justice Denied"

Like the rest of us who are not "part of the system," all Amnesty International can do is try to direct public attention. "Justice Delayed and Justice Denied" is the title of the sharply critical report the organization has just released on the subject of the trying of Guantanamo prisoners before military tribunals. It is not that this report has revealed anything that has not already been reported in the news. It is just that its authors have decided to account for the situation in one expository package. Unlike most reports it is light on "action items," except for a call to other governments "not to provide any information to assist the prosecution in military commission trials, even in cases where the death penalty is not sought." Given the way this situation has progressed, it is unlikely that this recommendation will be converted to action where any of the current Guantanamo prisoners are involved.

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