President Obama orders suspension of Guantanamo trials

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Late last night the brand-new President of the United States asked to suspend the military trials of terrorism suspects at the Guantanamo Bay detention center. The request to suspend trials for 120 days will be heard by two judges on Wednesday. The move was made so that the administration can re-examine the trial process. President Obama has said he wants to close the controversial center. To explain what this suspension means, we turn to Walter White an international human rights lawyer, former chair of the Human Rights section of the American Bar Association, who is currently at the Center for Civil and Human Rights at Notre Dame Law School.


Walter White

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