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I might be really naive... but why are these men still awaiting trail?

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MaryPoppinsPenguins · 30/10/2018 23:45

In a story about about someone else (Sorry, Daily Mail) who was released after 15 years, others who admitted to being a part of planning the 9/11 terrorist attacks are apparently still awaiting trail... 2001?? Confused It’s a bit buried in the article.

Aside from anything else in this article... why would they hold these men for so many years without convicting them?

Wouldn’t it be a comfort to families of victims to know they’d received a sentence, and had blame?

I don’t get it.. but as said it title, I’m probably being naive.

Shouldn’t they be tried, at the least for everyone they hurt?

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MaryPoppinsPenguins · 30/10/2018 23:46
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MaryPoppinsPenguins · 30/10/2018 23:50
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RedneckStumpy · 30/10/2018 23:58

They were probably being interrogated, surprised that the haven’t just disappeared.

MaryPoppinsPenguins · 31/10/2018 00:26

Interrogated for 17 years??

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Graphista · 31/10/2018 00:47

I agree it's unacceptable.

It's excellent propaganda material for extremists to recruit more terrorists as its not treating people as they should be treated.

Either these people ARE terrorists and the evidence is there and they should be prosecuted, presumably would be found guilty and then sentenced. Or there isn't the evidence but we risk radicalising them and their associates due to the unfair treatment.

I don't hold with torture either. Not only as it's unethical but it's been repeatedly proven to be ineffective and elicit inaccurate information which just means we end up wasting time/resources on false leads.

There's also the issue of it means we're basically lowering ourselves to their standards when we're supposed to be better than them.

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