May 7th, 2012

3D

Judicial success - at any cost?

US prosecutor at Guantanamo: 'I must deliver justice’
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/al-qaeda/9244120/US-prosecutor-at-Guantanamo-I-must-deliver-justice.html

The title of the article speaks a lot. The long expected trial against five suspects for the 9-11 attacks, including Khaled Sheikh Mohammed, is about to begin. Expectations are very high for a successful outcome. But will the principles of international law be respected, or they will be sacrificed for the sake of said success?

After so many years of preparations, the prosecutors are ready to press charges at long last. The five suspects for the terrorist attacks are going to face the death penalty if they are found guilty. The public opinion has decided a long time ago if this sentence is just. And that is understandable - after all, we are talking about monstrous atrocities with no parallel in modern history.

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