AI: Prez Obama brings back Military Commission Hearings that Candidate Obama called “an Enormous Failure”

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With a stroke of his pen, President Obama today extinguished any last lingering hopes that his administration would eventually do the right thing on Guantanamo and restore due process rights to all the detainees held there.

In an Executive Order and accompanying fact sheet and press release, the White House formally announced the resumption of Military Commission hearings – memorably denounced as “an enormous failure” by candidate Obama – and outlined the new review process that will accompany the indefinite detention of individuals deemed to dangerous to release and to hard to prosecute.

via CSRTs Come Back From The Dead | Human Rights Now – Amnesty International USA Blog.

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