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War Protestors to be Jailed in America?

Feb 01, 2007

The Russian newspaper, Pravda, has written an interesting article critical of the U.S. treatment of war protestors. I don't recall seeing an article like this in the American press. I hope it is an exaggeration, but their quotation from Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense Charles Stimson tends to lend credence to it. . .

"More than 130 deans of US law schools signed a statement released Monday expressing their dismay at comments made last week by DOD Deputy Assistant Secretary for Detainee Affairs Charles "Cully" Stimson in a radio interview critizing top US law firms for providing pro bono representation to Guantanamo detainees.

" 'We,' the deans wrote, are appalled by the January 11, 2007 statement of Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense Charles "Cully" Stimson, criticizing law firms for their pro bono representation of suspected terrorist detainees and encouraging corporate executives to force these law firms to choose between their pro bono and paying clients.'

"Furthering the complete destruction of the rights of the American People to 'due process' and 'fair trials', the American War Leaders have passed a new law subjecting their citizens to Military, instead of Civilian trials.

http://english.pravda.ru/opinion/feedback/18-01-2007/86549-war_protesters-0/

NOTE: I will be on the road Friday, February 2, 2007 and will not be able to write a web log for that day. I hope to write one on Saturday as usual. I will be out of town for the next two weeks, so there may be days when I will not be able to write as usual.


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