Monday, October 28, 2013

9/11 Families: WE are the tortured, NOT the GITMO detainees


 Victims of World Trade Centre attacks suffered 'torture', not Guantanamo detainees: families

 October 27, 2013

  • AFP  
ALLEGATIONS by five accused 9/11 plotters that they were tortured in US detention have outraged many relatives of those who died in the attacks, who said their loved ones suffered a far worse fate. 

Lawyers for Guantanamo Bay detainees argued this week their clients should not face the death penalty because their rights were violated during alleged torture in secret CIA prisons.

But those charges have been greeted with indignation from the ten or so people at pretrial hearing here whose loved ones perished in the collapse of the World Trade Center towers in Manhattan, or who died in the attacks in Pennsylvania and at the Pentagon.

"We're not here to try to change America, but we're here to get justice,'' said Richard Costanzo, whose sister died in the September 11, 2001 attack on the Pentagon.

"To listen to them put the US on trial instead of these five men is outrageous,'' said Mr Costanzo.

Defence lawyers at pretrial hearings this week for the men, invoked the United Nations Convention Against Torture, telling the judge that the death penalty should be taken off the table because of their clients' treatment in detention....

Yep,those 'poor victims' and their lawyers at GITMO continue to bleat about how badly they have been treated.  Go read the rest here.

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