RT America -- August 19, 2016
Classified memories: CIA to censor testimony in Gitmo trials
New documents reveal that the CIA has the authority to censor much of the details of Guantanamo Bay detainees’ treatment during their trials. The censorship guidelines allow the audio feed of testimony to the gallery be cut when details regarding the transfer, nature of detention, treatment or alleged torture of detainees’ are discussed. Attorney for Gitmo detainee Ammar Al Baluchi, James Connell, joins RT America’s Anya Parampil and says, “[the censorship guidelines are] so broad, anything a detainee said at Guantanamo Bay could be classified.”
US drone strikes not compliant with international law – professor
Are US airstrikes in countries like Pakistan, Somalia, Yemen and Libya actually illegal under international law? Majorie Cohn, an international law professor at Thomas Jerfferson School of Law joins RT America’s Anya Parampil and says the US is not complying with United Nation (UN) rules which only allow a country to use military force in self-defense or when the UN security council gives approval. Professor Cohn also says, “it appears that political considerations are more significant than legal requirements for Obama administration” when it comes to airstrikes.