Believing In Civil Liberties? That’s A Paddlin’

This is beyond depressing:

Lawyers for Binyam Mohamed face the incredible prospect of a six-month jail sentence in America after writing a letter to President Obama detailing their client’s allegations of torture by US agents…

Clive Stafford Smith, director of legal charity Reprieve, and his colleague Ahmed Ghappour have been summoned to appear before a Washington court on May 11 after a complaint was made by the privilege review team.

The privilege team argue that by releasing the redacted memo Reprieve has breached the rules that govern Guantánamo lawyers and have made a complaint to the court of “unprofessional conduct”.

Yes, you read that right — you can essentially go to jail for 6 months for writing a letter to the President about torture. Hear no evil, see no evil, right?

See Also: Torture And The Other, Getting Your Face Wet, What We Do And Don’t Know About US Medical Personnel and Interrogations, A Month of Crucial Decisions on Torture, Torture, It’s Strictly Confidential, Why is Obama Alienating His Base?, and Red Cross report details CIA war crimes.

[tags]torture, reprieve, legal charity, binyam mohamed, Guantanamo bay, torture, abuse, cia, prison abuse, president obama, barack obama[/tags]


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  1. Donna DeVane says:

    That’s unreal.. Politics is out of control. Power hungry people voted into office.. seeking more power.
    I still hold hope for Obama.. while laughing at Palin.. it’s all a mess.. all parties.. maybe I should run for office.. lol

    Donna DeVane

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