Tag Archive: Senator John McCain

Senate Reaches “Compromise” on Habeas Corpus That Could Still Strip Guantánamo Detainees of Any Trial – Democracy Now Video

The Senate this week approved what lawmakers hailed as a bipartisan “compromise” on legal rights for Guantánamo Bay detainees that can still strip them of a federal trial. We speak with attorneys Michael Ratner of the Center for Constitutional Rights…
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Guantanamo / Illegal Detention

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A Deadly Interrogation: Can The CIA Legally Kill a Prisoner? – Democracy Now Transcript

The death of Manadel al-Jamadi. He suffocated two years ago during a CIA interrogation at the Abu Ghraib prison. His head had been covered with a plastic bag and he was shackled in a crucifixion-like pose that inhibited his ability to…
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International War Crimes

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Wrong About Rights – Salon – Michael Ratner with Sara Miles

Is the U.S. above the Geneva Conventions? The debate over McCain’s anti-torture bill is a sad moment for a country that once stood for human rights. MICHAEL RATNER, WITH SARA MILES As someone who has spent decades representing clients who…
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Guantanamo / Illegal Detention, International War Crimes

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