Some of these men have subsequently been released following trials in Afghanistan, either because they were found to be innocent or they were judged guilty but freed because of time already served in Guantánamo, but it’s disturbing to note that these trials are regarded by outside observers as largely perfunctory affairs that have, shockingly, drawn on “evidence” provided by the U.S. authorities, even though that same information was used to clear them for release from Guantánamo. Such is the discomfort about the situation in Afghanistan itself that President Karzai recently formed a commission to look at the men’s cases. The commission approved further releases, but there is little about the process that would reassure an objective outsider that any of these men are f,inally receiving anything that resembles justice. >>>>>
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