Thursday, March 11, 2004

Free at last

The four Britons freed from Guantanamo, then arrested on their arrival in the UK, have been released. They are unlikely to face charges in the UK, as any evidence collected by the Americans is inadmissable.

Good news for them, at least - but we mustn't forget that the US continues to hold another 595-odd prisoners without charge or trial. Some may very well be terrorists - but they have also included taxi drivers, langauge students, and people who were simply in the wrong place at the wrong time. Without any legal process to distinguish them, a gross injustice is being perpetuated.