17 Jun '16, 11pm

#Gitmo prisoners need US #federal court trials, not #military commissions

#Gitmo prisoners need US #federal court trials, not #military commissions

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — Detainees at the US detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba should be tried in a US federal court, because the secret military commissions have failed to justly prosecute suspects, former Guantanamo chief prosecutor Morris Davis told Sputnik. "The federal courts have worked well, the military commissions have yet to work," Davis said on Friday. In 2001, President George W. Bush authorized the creation of military commissions to prosecute suspected terrorists allegedly linked to the September 11, 2001 terror attacks. When President Barack Obama took office, charges were pending against 13 defendants in military commissions. Other suspected terrorists at Guantanamo Bay were being held without formal charges brought against them. The Bush administration started the commissions because they believed the process could be "swift, severe, and secret," Davi...

Full article: http://sputniknews.com/us/20160618/1041545683/gotmo-priso...

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