USA: One-way accountability: Guantánamo detainee pleads guilty; Details of government crimes against him remain classified top secret

USA: One-way accountability: Guantánamo detainee pleads guilty; Details of government crimes against him remain classified top secret

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Index Number: AMR 51/063/2012
Date Published: 18 July 2012
Categories: USA

At Guantánamo Bay on 29 February 2012, Pakistani national Majid Shoukat Khan pleaded guilty to a range of charges under the US Military Commissions Act, including murder and attempted murder “in violation of the law of war”. Majid Khan is now convicted as charged. The USA must disclose what happened to Majid Khan after his arrest in March 2003 and to begin the process of accounting for the human rights violations that were committed against this and other detainees held in secret CIA custody.


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