Detention at Guantanamo Bay

A hearing was held to examine errors made in prisoner treatment and interrogations at Guantanamo Bay, as well as potential damage to the… read more

A hearing was held to examine errors made in prisoner treatment and interrogations at Guantanamo Bay, as well as potential damage to the country’s reputation. Murat Kurnaz testified via videoconference about his detention. Mr. Kurnaz was a Turkish national living in Germany who was wrongfully imprisoned at Guantanamo Bay. Early in his captivity, American and German authorities concluded he was not a threat but it took four years for him to be released. Lieutenant Colonel Steven Abraham, a retired military intelligence specialist who was stationed at Guantanamo Bay, talked about the processes used to determine the guilt or innocence of detainees at Guantanamo. He characterized the Combatant Status Review Tribunals (CSRTs) as merely rubber-stamping earlier decisions by the military that the detainees were guilty. close

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Detention at Guantanamo Bay

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Program ID:
205461-1
Category:
House Committee
Format:
House Committee
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
May 20, 2008
Last Aired:
May 23, 2008

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  • May 20, 2008 | 10:56pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • May 23, 2008 | 5:24am EDT | C-SPAN 2
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