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  •  Yemeni gov't pushing for their release (6+ / 0-)

    or beginning to apparently:

    Even Yemen’s president, Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi, who generally enjoys close relations with the United States, has directed rare criticism at the Obama administration.

    “We believe that keeping someone in prison for over 10 years without due process is clear-cut tyranny,” Hadi said in a recent interview broadcast over the Arabic language channel of Russia Today. “The United States is fond of talking democracy and human rights. But when we were discussing the prisoner issue with the American attorney general, he had nothing to say.”

    mcclatchy

    If I can't dance I don't want to be part of your revolution. ~ Emma Goldman

    by Lady Libertine on Wed Apr 17, 2013 at 06:33:37 PM PDT

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    •  el Masri is out there telling his story (5+ / 0-)

      and he is just one guy. Imagine all the Yemeni detainees out in the media telling theirs.  Imagine if they did that before the 2012 election, or before the Brennan nomination.  I forget the number, are there 26 of them that have been cleared?

      Jim White, over at emptywheel, when the U.S. canceled all commercial flights to Guantanamo, speculated that it was an attempt to keep the media away. Last Saturday, the prison officials waited until the Red Cross left the camp before they put all the hunger strikers in solitary and did the force feeding.


      "Justice is a commodity"

      by joanneleon on Wed Apr 17, 2013 at 07:14:46 PM PDT

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