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  •  no credit for the eight years already (10+ / 0-)

    served, with no charges etc, and as a "juvenile" in an adult prison and subjected to torture and inhumane treatment? Every time I read news of Omar's case, thers always some minor thing I had missed or overlooked before. So convoluted.

    from your link...

    Speaking of those rules: The new guidelines for pleading guilty to charges that carry the death penalty remain unclear and raise constitutional questions. The guidelines also don't allow judges to give credit for time served in U.S. military custody, a shocking new rule that doesn't take into account the several years many of these defendants have languished at Gitmo without charge or trial.

    I mean holy hell... even Comrade Duch, the former Khmer Rouge cadre who was recently convicted of war crimes and crimes against humanity got credit for time served.


    "Thunder is good, thunder is impressive; but it is lightning that does all the work." ~Mark Twain

    by Lady Libertine on Mon Oct 25, 2010 at 02:31:49 PM PDT

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