H. Can­dace Gor­man is a civ­il rights attor­ney in Chica­go. She blogs reg­u­lar­ly about legal issues sur­round­ing Guan­tanamo detainees at The Guan­tanamo Blog.
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A Kinder, Gentler Torture
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The Hippocratic Oath Dies in Gitmo
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Catch-22 in the 21st Century
Government censors are making like Joseph Heller's character Yossarian and blacking out random information in letters from Guantánamo that has nothing to do with "national security"
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Third Time’s the Charm?
The military didn't even bother to retain most of the documents from the Combatant Status Review Tribunals conducted in 2004, so the government has no documents showing any reason for holding these men
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Suicide and Spin Doctors
There are many ways for the oppressor to force himself into the mind of the oppressed, but one surefire way is through indefinite detention. Never knowing when--or if--you will be released is a cruel form of psychological torture and allows you to keep hope while simultaneously filling you with fear
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Inside the Secret Facility
In an Orwellian twist, the U.S. government monitors all correspondence between a Guantánamo attorney and her client
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Gitmo’s Last Honest Man
Abraham found that "evidence" was generally gathered by inexperienced staff with little legal or intelligence training, and he got no assurance that he was given access to all available evidence on a detainee
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Get Me Out of Gitmo
Most detainees at Guantánamo are willing and able to go home, but Bush's spin continues to dizzy our corporate media
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Torture By Another Name
The origins of "enhanced interrogation techniques" can be traced to the German Gestapo
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Locking Attorneys out of Guantánamo
Government launches war against habeas counsel under claim that lawyers are "acting as a conduit for the media"
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The Guantánamo Hunger Strike
Fasting prisoners force-fed twice a day as 30-inch plastic tubes are forced into their esophaguses
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Reading Harry Potter in Guantánamo
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Inside America’s Gulag
A Guantánamo lawyer reports from a parallel legal universe
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Diary of a Guantánamo Attorney