USA: Capital charges sworn against another Guantánamo detainee tortured in secret CIA custody

USA: Capital charges sworn against another Guantánamo detainee tortured in secret CIA custody

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Index Number: AMR 51/071/2008
Date Published: 2 July 2008
Categories: USA

On 30 June 2008, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions called on the US government to discontinue all military commission proceedings currently underway against whom the US authorities are to seek the death penalty. On the same day the US Department of Defense announced that capital charges had been sworn against ‘Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri for trial by military commission. Any trials should be conducted before the appropriate, regularly-constituted criminal courts in the USA, with the full fair trial protections required by international human rights law.


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