Brit judges attack US treatment of Guantanamo Bay detainees
Three senior judges yesterday launched a strongly worded attack on the US government’s treatment of terrorism suspects held at Guantanamo Bay.
The three said that the US was acting “in apparent contravention of the fundamental principle of law” by detaining indefinitely about 600 people, including seven British citizens, at the US military camp in Cuba.
They spoke of “deep concern” over the indefinite detention of one of the British citizens, Feroz Abbasi.
“What appears to us to be objectionable is that Mr Abbasi should be subject to indefinite detention in territory over which the US has exclusive control with no opportunity to challenge the legitimacy of his detention before any court or tribunal,” the three judges said.