COERCED CONFESSIONS THROWN OUT FOR MILITARY TRIALS

A military judge ruled that the confession of then sixteen- or seventeen-year-old Mohamed Jawad was coerced and inadmissible. Reportedly, Afghan police threatened Jawad with death and death to his family if Jawad didn't confess. He's still being held at Guantanamo. The judge said the threats amounted to torture. That really kills the definition of torture used by the despicable Bush administration.
Source: Gitmo Tribunal: Things Fall Apart
by Eric Umansky, ProPublica - October 29, 2008 11:40 am EDT

Jawad said he was drugged too.

Lt. Col. Darrel Vandeveld resigned in September, because the U.S. military withheld exonerating evidence from the defense attorneys. How low has the U.S. military gone?

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    Employment: 2008 - present, website developer and writer. 2015 - present, insurance broker. Education: Arizona State University, Bachelor of Science in Political Science. City University of Seattle, graduate studies in Public Administration. Volunteerism: 2007 - present, president of the Real Liberal Christian Church and Christian Commons Project.
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