President Bush has called them “the worst of the worst. The Pentagon calls them simply enemy combatants. But exactly what the hundreds of prisoners at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba have done is unclear because they have been detained there for years without being charged with any crime.
Many have filed Habeas Corpus petitions that would force the government to explain why they’re being held, but those petitions were dismissed by President Bush last month when he signed the Military Commissions Act of 2006.
Gabor Rona is a former professor at Woodbury College and the current International Law Director for Human Rights First. He spoke with Mitch Wertlieb about what this means for the future of the detainees.
Note: Rona will speak about these issues tonight at 7:00 at the Pavillion Building in Montpelier.