Detainees see conviction as the only way out
(NEWSER) – Sufiyan Barhoumi is desperate to plead guilty to war crimes—but prosecutors won't even charge him with anything unless he does them a favor first. Such is the twisted logic that prevails at Guantanamo Bay, where being convicted is the best route home, the Wall Street Journalreports. Barhoumi was one of about 16 detainees set to be tried for conspiracy and material support for terrorism, before a federal appeals court ruled that the military couldn't file those charges because they weren't war crimes.
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