Ruling: No Court Can Hear Abuse and Wrongful Death Claims from Guantanamo
Center for Constitutional RightsFebruary 17, 2010 - Yesterday evening, the district court in Washington, D.C. ruled against two men who died in Guantanamo in June 2006 and their families in a case seeking to hold federal officials and the United States responsible for the men’s torture, arbitrary detention and ultimate deaths at Guantánamo. Following a two-year investigation, the military concluded that the men had committed suicide. Recent first-h…
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of months before the Iberian peninsula goes under too. Did I leave
out the UK's financial troubles (acknowledging that they are not
within the Euro currency system)?