The U.S. plans to build a death camp in Guantanamo, complete
with its own death row and execution chamber. According to a May 26
report in Australia?s Herald Sun, prisoners would be tried
and executed at the death camp, without the benefit of a jury or
the right of appeal. Major-General Geoffrey Miller?head of the
Joint Task Force (JTF) in charge of international terrorist
suspects?revealed the plan during a May 24 interview with reporter
David Rennie of Britain?s Daily Telegraph. ?We have laid
out a very extensive plan, should long-term detention and
imprisonment be given to JTF Guantanamo,? General Miller said.
Although the death camp is ?seen as logical by the US,?
according to the Herald Sun, international human rights
activists are infuriated. ?This camp was created to execute
people,? said Jonathan Turley, an American law professor who has
led civil rights protests against Guantanamo Bay military
tribunals. ?The administration has no interest in long-term prison
sentences for people it regards as hard-core terrorists.?
?The U.S. is kicking and screaming against any pressure to
conform with British or any other kind of international justice,?
said British activist Stephen Jakobi of Fair Trials abroad.
The U.S. has been widely criticized for breaching the Geneva
Convention on prisoners of war since establishing the camp in 2001
to hold alleged terrorists from Afghanistan. Currently, the base
houses over 680 terror suspects from 43 countries.