NYU Press | 2016

The U.S. detention center at Guantánamo Bay has become the symbol of an unprecedented detention system of global reach and immense power.

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Sunday, 14 December 2014 21:14

Jason Wright: The Case Against Torture

New York Times Short Film Op-Doc | December 14, 2014

A few months before the recent release of the Senate’s report on the C.I.A.'s use of torture, I interviewed the man charged with defending one of the most notorious prisoners at Guantánamo Bay. Maj. Jason Wright was part of the military counsel for Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, accused of being the mastermind behind the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.

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Thursday, 11 December 2014 21:07

Guantánamo and Torture

TV5 Monde, 64 Minutes, (France) | December 11, 2014

Entretien avec Jason Wright, ancien avocat à Guantanamo. Lors de sa première élection, Barack Obama avait promis de fermer Guantanamo. 6 ans plus tard, il y reste près de 140 prisonniers. Guantanamo est aujourd'hui la plus grande zone de non-droit au monde et une des plus grandes aberrations juridiques de l'histoire contemporaine.

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Sunday, 31 August 2014 21:09

Guantánamo Defense Attorney Resigns

NPR’s All Things Considered | August 31, 2014

SKhalid Sheikh Mohammed, the self-proclaimed mastermind behind the Sept. 11 attacks, is facing a military commission at Guantanamo Bay and potentially the death penalty. He was captured in 2003 but his case still hasn't gone to trial.

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Profil Magazine (Austria) | July 29, 2014

Jason Wright hatte als US-Soldat und Militärjurist Befehl, einen der schlimmsten Al-Kaida-Terroristen zu verteidigen. Drei Jahre lang tat er das nach bestem Wissen und Gewissen. Dann stellte ihn die Armee vor die Wahl, entweder den Fall aufzugeben oder seine Karriere. Ein Gespräch über Pflicht, Moral und die Perversion des Rechtsstaats in Guantanamo.

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The Huffington Post | April 21, 2014

WASHINGTON — A military lawyer representing the mastermind of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks is resigning from the U.S. Army, which was trying to force him off Khalid Sheikh Mohammed’s defense team on the grounds that he needed to attend a graduate course this year.

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Ch. 3, The Defender, Jason Wright
Toronto Star Dispatches (E-Book) | October 24, 2013

Some have called it the “trial of the century,” saying it will rival Nuremberg for historical significance. Others decry the Guantanamo prosecution of alleged 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four others as a “show trial,” tainted by torture and secrecy.

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CNN International, Christiane Amanpour’s | May 8, 2013

The vast majority of the 166 detainees being held at Guantanamo Bay say they would rather starve than spend another day in limbo. One of the more than 100 men now on hunger strike is an Afghan man in his early thirties, known only as Obaidullah – a prisoner with no charges filed against him.

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Wednesday, 15 August 2012 01:39

Special Feature: Interview with KSM’s Lawyer

The Independent | August 15, 2012

A US Army officer representing one of Guantanamo Bay's most notorious prisoners has spoken out against the secretive nature of the Military Commissions system, insisting it risks becoming little more than a "show game" to execute suspects, denying them and the American people the right to a fair trial.

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