Friday, August 15, 2008

Guantanamo Diary

From NPR:

Guantanamo Bay. The images are indelible. The constitutional and political stakes — epic. The Supreme Court decided in June to give detainees their day in federal court. The trial of Osama bin Laden’s driver ended in a split verdict and short sentence. The alleged 9/11 mastermind is next.

We read all this in the papers, but our guest today knows Guantanamo up close. A young lawyer, she has worked as an interpreter for Afghan detainees. What she has found are human stories and travesties of justice like she’d never imagined. Instead of terrorists, goat herders, politicians, and reputable physicians with no way out.

Listen to the show

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