The “American Gulag”

Here’s what a US lawyer says about Guantanamo, in an article titled “Guantanamo: American Gulag.”

I am one of those lawyers. I represent six Kuwaiti prisoners, each of whom has now spent nearly four years at Guantanamo. It took me 2 1/2 years to gain access to my clients, but now I have visited the prison camp 11 times in the last 14 months. What I have witnessed is a cruel and eerie netherworld of concrete and barbed wire that has become a daily nightmare for the nearly 500 people swept up after 9/11 who have been imprisoned without charges or trial for more than four years. It is truly our American gulag …
The government continues to deny that there is any injustice at Guantanamo. But I know the truth.

One Response to The “American Gulag”

  1. RL says:

    my guess is that the man has not read Solzhenitsyn’s Gulag Archipelago. injustice? probably. comparison? grotesque. truth? it’s enuf to make a post-modernist out of me.
    rl

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