Thursday, January 22, 2009
This Morning, in the past hour President Obama signed The Orders that state that GITMO and other Secret Prisons ( black prisons) will close within the year. The orders also END harsh Interrogation Techniques and restore and acknowledge the Geneva Conventions ( In the Post below I have linked the draft, and I will also link it to the title here). In the Draft it reinstitutes proper trials and Habeus Corpus. I will post more as it becomes available.
More Articles on GITMO Closure::::
Read the DRAFT Document here about GITMO Closure, Please note that it acknowledges the Geneva Conventions...and yes, it RESTORES Habeus Corpus...really. 5 Pages.
How BBC reported it.
AP reports World Reaction and UN Reaction.
It is interesting in Foreign papers they are mentioning that CIA Black Prisons will be shuttered as well, the Guardian explores this issue closer.
This morning's NYT had about Reversing Bush's orders....
More reaction this am video:
McClatchy Newspapers has been doing a series on on how Gitmo and other prisons have held the WRONG men.....
More in Gitmo post below....