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Ben Wizner on The Takeaway

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July 30, 2008

This morning, Adaora Udoji (who joined us at our Membership Conference last month) and John Hockenberry interviewed Ben Wizner from Guantánamo for The Takeaway on NPR. Ben is at Gitmo as a human rights observer of the trial of Salim Ahmed Hamdan. He’s pretty sanguine about what the outcome of the trial will be. He says:

Hamdan is not here to be acquitted. He’s going to be convicted. They didn’t fly in all these colonels and lieutenant colonels from around the country to come here and acquit Hamdan.

Ben predicts that after Hamdan’s conviction, Hamdan’s case will be appealed in a U.S. federal court—as is his right according to the Military Commissions Act—and that the case could very well end up in front of the Supreme Court again.

Listen to the interview.

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