Saturday, June 22, 2019

Why was this case tried in military court?

Tankloads of ink have been spilled on efforts to liberate Guantanamo detainees and to challenge the U.S. military commissions. In a twist, Cuba has used a military court to convict nine Cubans for attempting to enter the U.S. leasehold enclave.  Eight of them are on a hunger strike. Details here.

Human rights norms strongly disfavor the trial of civilians by military courts.

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