Detainee Hicks Alleges Abuse by American Authorities
Mar-20-07 07:26 am
David Hicks Bloomberg News PhotoThe New York Times reports:
David Hicks, the first detainee to be formally charged under the new military tribunal rules at Guantánamo Bay, has alleged in a court document filed here that during more than five years in American custody he was beaten several times during interrogations and witnessed the abuse of other prisoners.
But military officials dispute this charge:
I find it strange that the spokesperson for the military commission would release a statement calling Hick's claims "false." Would a judge in a civilian court or some other officer of a court pass judgment on a statement made by an accused while the case is still pending?
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