OK, what do you REALLY know about Guantánamo?
None of us have time to stay up to speed on all of the forms that injustice takes, even in our own country. But if you have a few minutes, Frank will school you pretty efficiently on this one. You can get a good sense from this Highlights Video (5 min).
It’s a very good thing that people like Frank are out there fighting for the rights of these men.
If you don’t care about the men themselves, consider the effect on the whole criminal justice system when we short-circuit due process this way. It sets precedents that affect those who come afterward. And this is the very same system that someone you care about may one day get caught up in, innocent or not.
We are so thrilled to offer you this chance to look “under the hood.”
The more we know, the better it all works.
Part I: What is Guantánamo? Who are the detainees? Have any been charged? Have any been released?
Part II: How did you get involved? What is it like to represent these men? How is the legal process different? What is it like to visit Guantánamo?
Part III: What can you say about these cases? Didn’t WikiLeaks reveal everything that was confidential? What can you say about Khairullah Khairkhwa, who was swapped for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl? What is the Taliban?
Part IV: What do you think about the swap? Can/should Guantánamo be closed? Would you do it again?
– Props to Frank, and to Nate Torrence, who shot and edited the whole thing –