Sunday, January 15, 2012

Report #4 on Gitmo: (VIDEO) Boumediene tells Chris Hayes of Gitmo captivity

Lakhdar Boumediene was arrested and detained by the US when he was working for the Red Crescent (equivalent of the International Red Cross). According to commentary included with the video below, he asked a question like this: What would YOUR understanding be if YOU were in my shoes or that of another prisoner detained in like manner?

“I’m asking, he was quoted, "if one of you is imprisoned in America for seven and a half years, he was deprived of his wife, his children, and his life was destroyed, is he compensated?”

He asked. “I leave the American people to answer this question.”“The American government is an arrogant government and ’til this very moment, they don’t want to admit that they made a mistake to Boumediene, Lakhdar."

This is the least they could have done, to admit they’ve made a mistake.”WATCH: Video from MSNBC, which was broadcast on January 14, 2012. GO here

For a fairly recent piece Boumediene wrote before the recent National Day (of protest) SEE My Guantanamo Nightmare GO here

Find more Background and References:

Saving Habeas - Supreme Court Briefing here

Fact Sheet here

al Odah v. US here

1 comment:

CN said...

How do we get the attention of Congress and other leaders on these vital and WAY overdue issues? Look at the date on this item? We have had a number of promises not kept from the President on down: