USA: Relatives of September 11 victims condemn Guantánamo show trial


This video from the USA is called TORTURE: From Guantanamo to Chicago Interrogation Rooms.

By Naomi Spencer:

US: Relatives of September 11 victims condemn Guantánamo show trial

12 December 2008

In a letter released December 10, 33 relatives of people killed in the September 11, 2001 attacks have condemned the Guantánamo military tribunals as illegitimate and politically motivated.

Issued in response to positive remarks made by a half-dozen family members selected by the Pentagon to attend hearings this week, the statement reflects strong opposition within the US population to the policies carried out by the military at Guantánamo Bay and elsewhere over the past five years.

The letter, published on the American Civil Liberties Union web site, stressed the fact “that many of us do not believe these military commissions to be fair, in accordance with American values, or capable of achieving the justice that 9/11 family members and all Americans deserve.

“We believe that the secretive and unconstitutional nature of these proceedings deprive us of the right to know the full truth about what happened on 9/11,” the letter stated.

Top Bush aides pushed for Guantánamo torture: here.

Five New Jersey men convicted in FBI-concocted Fort Dix “terror” case: here.

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