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Shows featuring Clive Stafford Smith

  • Guantanamo Attorneys Face Possible Prison Time for Letter to Obama Detailing Client’s Allegations of Torture Clive-web
    Attorneys Clive Stafford Smith and Ahmad Ghappour could face six months in a US prison because of a letter they sent to President Obama explaining their client’s allegations of torture by US agents. Smith and Ghappour represent Binyam Mohamed, the British resident recently released after seven years in US custody, where he claims he was repeatedly tortured, first in a secret CIA prison...
    April 07, 2009 | Story
  • Lawyer: Freed Gitmo Prisoner Binyam Mohamed Experienced "Nightmare We Can’t Imagine" Binyammohamadweb
    A British resident held in US custody for seven years has accused US officials of torturing him and beating him dozens of times while he was held at a secret CIA prison and later at Guantanamo. The Ethiopian-born Binyam Mohamed returned to Britain on Monday after becoming the first prisoner to be released from Guantanamo since President Obama took office. We speak to Binyam Mohamed’s...
    February 26, 2009 | Story
  • Clive Stafford Smith: US Holding 27,000 in Secret Overseas Prisons; Transporting Prisoners to Iraqi Jails to Avoid Media & Legal Scrutiny Gitmomayweb
    "There is a huge number of [secret prisoners] being held in Iraq, and one of the intriguing aspects of this that doesn’t get much reporting is that the US is bringing people into Iraq from elsewhere to hold them there, simply because that keeps [the media and lawyers] away from the prisoners so they can’t get any sort of legal rights," reports British attorney Clive...
    May 19, 2008 | Story
  • CANNED HUNTING
    The sound of the hunter’s gun will soon replace the playful sounds of summer in many of the country’s parks and mountains. But much of the hunting happening is hardly sporting. So-called canned hunting — where animals are released into an enclosed space as small as even a football field and then shot by hunters who pay high prices for the opportunity — is commonplace and...
    August 18, 1997 | Story