December 09, 2003

Two Weeks For Terrorism

Since 9/11/01, 184 people have been convicted in the United States of crimes deemed to involve "international terrorism". The average sentence? 14 days.

Of course, this figure does not include the Guantanamo Bay captives, many of whom have been held for over a year without charge or access to a lawyer. Will their cases be resolved prior to the 04 US elections? Perhaps not. US offers to send some detainees for trial in Britain have been declined because "any proceedings in British civilian courts would probably end with acquittals through lack of admissible evidence."


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