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Denied the Basics at Guantánamo

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April 11, 2008

Jamil Dakwar, Director of the ACLU’s Human Rights Program, is in Guantánamo this week. Yesterday he observed the hearing of Ibrahim al-Qosi, a Sudanese national who boycotted the military commission proceedings and refused representation by his appointed defense attorney. His attorney, in turn, complained that she hasn’t even been afforded much time to talk to her client — a pretty basic request as far as effective legal representation is concerned — and the first time she met him as at this very hearing. Jamil blogged about the hearing in Daily Kos.

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