Thursday, June 19, 2008

"Guantanamo: Beyond the Law" is powerful

For the past five days, we have published highlights of an eight-month McClatchy investigation into the detention system created after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. What the reporters found: The United States imprisoned innocent men, subjected them to abuse, stripped them of their legal rights and allowed Islamic militants to turn the prison camp at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba into a school for jihad.

"Guantanamo: Beyond the Law" is an examination of these findings. We have published the crux of each story in the Bradenton Herald. But there is so much more in-depth information and analysis in this package, so I hope you follow these links and explore this investigation. Here is the headline from each day's report:

• Sunday: We got the wrong guys
• Monday: 'I guess you can call it torture'
• Tuesday: A school for Jihad
• Wednesday: 'Due process is legal mumbo-jumbo'
• Thursday: 'You are the king of this prison'

You can also read the evidence in this archive of documents obtained by McClatchy in the course of the investigation.

And here’s a link to NPR's Andrea Seabrook interview with McClatchy's Tom Lasseter.


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