Thursday, June 21, 2007

Rights Group Protests Release of Gitmo Detainees

Ever since Club Gitmo opened so we could detain some of the most feral two-legged animals on the planet, there's been an endless cacophony from the pinko left about how inhumanely these monsters are being treated, never-ending calls for the place to be shut down and never the slightest bit of consideration on their part that these creatures want to kill us all.

Now that the drumbeat results in the release of some of these terrorists, what do we hear?

Complaints about them being released.

You can't make this stuff up.

As the detainee population at Guantánamo shrinks, activists say much worse fates await some prisoners upon release
Six long-held captives at Guantánamo were sent home, two to Tunisia and four to Yemen, the Pentagon said Tuesday, swiftly drawing denunciations from human rights groups.

The Center for Constitutional Rights in New York identified one of the Tunisians as detainee Abdullah bin Omar, 51, and said his return ``put him at grave risk for torture and abuse.''
Now hold on a minute. I thought these poor fellows at Gitmo were subjected to torture and abuse? How can it be that releasing them from the horrors of Club Gitmo would endanger them? I thought the U.S. was the great abuser of human rights inthw world? You mean there are "regimes" more evil than us?
The law center, which has sued the Bush administration on behalf of Guantánamo detainees, said that before bin Omar's capture by U.S. forces he had been living with his wife and eight children in Pakistan, where he unsuccessfully sought political asylum.

It asserted that he had been convicted in absentia in the early 1990s of association with a ''moderate, nonviolent Islamist political party, Ennahdha'' -- and sentenced to 23 years in prison.

''What has happened to American justice? How are we any safer by sending cleared men back to notorious regimes in the dead of night?'' said bin Omar's attorney, Zachary Katznelson.

The Pentagon said it has 80 more detainees held as ''enemy combatants'' to send away from Cuba, ``subject to ongoing discussions between the United States and other nations.''

Human Rights Watch also raised concerns.

''Most of the detainees desperately want to go home. But there are a small number who are at such grave risk of torture that they would rather stay in Guantánamo,'' said Jennifer Daskal, advocacy director in Washington.
Funny how we haven't heard about that before.

UPDATE: Go figure. Now they may close Club Gitmo after all. Via LGF.
The Bush administration is nearing a decision to close the Guantanamo Bay detention facility and move the terror suspects there to military prisons elsewhere, The Associated Press has learned.
They better not be on U.S. soil.

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