[Marxism] Rules could allow Guantanamo executions

Walter Lippmann walterlx at earthlink.net
Wed Jan 25 00:34:28 MST 2006

This item is buried in the National Briefing section
of today's New York Times (January 25, 2006


The Army has issued new regulations for carrying out military
executions that could allow the death penalty to be administered at
Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, where more than 500 foreign terrorism suspects
are being held. The regulations, issued last week, give the secretary
of the Army authority to designate locations for military executions,
replacing old rules that required them to take place at Fort
Leavenworth, Kan. That could open the way for executions of detainees
at Guantánamo, although none of the 10 prisoners there who have been
charged with war crimes are facing capital punishment. A law signed
by President Bush in December bars federal courts from hearing habeas
corpus petitions from Guantánamo detainees challenging their
confinement. Eugene Fidell, a Washington specialist in military law,
said the Bush administration might have feared that bringing
detainees to the United States for execution would allow them to
challenge their sentences in federal court once they were no longer
at Guantánamo. DAVID S. CLOUD (NYT)


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