Third prosecutor joined criticism of Guantanamo trials, transferred out

[JURIST] A third US military prosecutor asked for a transfer from the Guantanamo military tribunals in March 2004 after voicing complaints about their fairness, according to the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. ABC previously reported on emails in which two other military prosecutors called the tribunals "rigged" and "a fraud" [JURIST report]. Both those officers also requested transfers and were re-assigned. A US Air Force judge advocate-general said "personality conflicts" created "misunderstandings" leading to the departure of Captain Carrie Wolf, but also promised a thorough investigation into the allegations. The complaints from prosecutors have not yet shaken the Australian government's faith in the Guantanamo legal process [JURIST report] and it is still backing a military tribunal for Australian David Hicks [Wikipedia profile], who is being held at Guantanamo after being captured in Afghanistan. ABC Australia has more.

 

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