Kjersti Lohne on the Guantanamo Bay Military Tribunals in Aftenposten
Researcher Kjersti Lohne has published an op-ed in Aftenposten following her field work at the Guantanamo Bay Military Tribunals this summer.
In the op-ed Lohne argues that the tribunal does not uphold the rule of law. Arguing that extinction threatened iguanas have stronger protection than the prisoners in Guantanamo Bay, she tells the story of continuous violations of prisoner's human rights and torture. With destruction of evidence and systematic interference in the work of the lawyers representing the accused, there is no rule of law or right to a fair trial. Consequently, the legitimacy of military tribunal is disputed at best.
The opinion piece was published in Aftenposten Sunday Sept. 11, 2016. Read it in full in Aftenposten (in Norwegian).