New Insights Into Guantanamo Bay Detention Hearings
This morning, NPR played excerpts of several Guantanamo Bay detention hearings. Portions are available here. These hearings were conducted in 2004 to determine whether the individuals should be treated as “enemy combatants.” Unfortunately, the recordings are of relatively low quality. In any case, they provide only limited insight into the totality of the process. Meanwhile, Mark Denbeaux of Seton Hall studied over 400 detentiion hearings. His conclusion: all of them ultimately resulted in the suspects being found “enemy combatants.” (On a couple of occassions, the hearings had to be redone to allow for this conclusion.) More on this from NPR as well.