Bradley Manning: top US legal scholars voice outrage at torture / US-Juristen und ihre Empörung über die Folter…

Guardian vom 10.04.2011

 

Mehr als 250 Rechtsexperten haben einen Brief an US- Praesident Obama unterschrieben, in dem sie die Behandlung der mutmasslichen "WikiLeaks"-Quelle Bradley Manning in  einem US-Militaergefaengnis verurteilen.

 

 

"The list of  signatories includes Laurence Tribe, a Harvard professor  who is considered to be America's foremost liberal authority on constitutional law. He taught constitutional  law to Barack Obama and was a key backer of his 2008  presidential campaign. Tribe joined the Obama  administration last year as a legal adviser in the justice department, a post he held until three months ago. He told the Guardian he signed the letter because Manning appeared to have been treated in a way that 'is not only shameful but unconstitutional' as he awaits court martial in Quantico marine base in Virginia."

More than 250 of America's most eminent legal scholars have signed a letter protesting against the treatment in military prison of the alleged WikiLeaks source Bradley Manning, contesting that his "degrading and inhumane conditions" are illegal, unconstitutional and could even amount to torture.

The list of signatories includes Laurence Tribe, a Harvard professor who is considered to be America's foremost liberal authority on constitutional law. He taught constitutional law to Barack Obama and was a key backer of his 2008 presidential campaign.

Tribe joined the Obama administration last year as a legal adviser in the justice department, a post he held until three months ago.

He told the Guardian he signed the letter because Manning appeared to have been treated in a way that "is not only shameful but unconstitutional" as he awaits court martial in Quantico marine base in Virginia.

The US soldier has been held in the military brig since last July, charged with multiple counts relating to the leaking of thousands of embassy cables and other secret documents to the WikiLeaks website.

 

Original article and read more:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/apr/10/bradley-manning-legal-scholars-letter

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http://www.auxiliaris.org/achtung-wichtige-mitteilungen/bradley-manning/

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David K. Shipler fürchtet, dass die US-Regierung mit den erneut geplanten Militaertribunalen in Guantanamo eine dauerhafte Möglichkeit schaffen wird, strittige Verfahren gegen Verdächtige ohne US-Pass – ohne Beteiligung der
Judikative durchführen zu können. "

(…) once the commissions gain stature and become the "new normal," every
future administration will have a ready instrument to arrest, judge and sentence wholly within the executive branch, evading the separation of powers carefully
calibrated in the Constitution. The judicial branch has no role except on appeal, where only the federal court for the D.C. circuit may review a verdict and sentence after the trial. (…) If ultimately upheld by the Supreme Court, the elements of the military commissions will pass into the precedent of case law, creating a permanent apparatus, parallel to the criminal justice system, to prosecute and
try foreign civilians. It could become a lasting injury of Sept. 11."

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…und weiter gefoltert werden:

http://www.auxiliaris.org/gewalt-und-frau/frauen-haben-immer-eine-entschuldigung-wenn-sie-menschen-oder-manner-foltern-und-wenn-es-die-liebe-zu-ihnen-ist/

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… Menschenrechte, die nur vom Ausland eingehalten werden sollen- sonst gibt es Krieg!!!????…

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