Tuesday, May 24, 2005

from BBC | new "showers" for GITMO | Camp Delta DEATH CHAMBER plan

Some detainees may be executed if convicted at military trials

A court and execution chamber could be built at the US detention camp in Cuba under plans being drawn up by military officials.
Military tribunals for some of the hundreds of men detained at the US base on Guantanamo Bay moved a step closer last month with the appointment of a chief prosecutor and chief defence counsel.

Pentagon rules for the tribunals permit death sentences to be passed and the construction of a death chamber at the camp is among options being considered.

But defence officials stress that everything remains on the drawing board until orders are issued by the president.
'We have a number of plans that we work for short-term and long-term strategies but that's all they are - plans,' camp commander Major-General Geoffrey Miller told the Associated Press news agency."

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