Representative Fudge Comments on the Closing of Guantanamo Bay

“I commend President Obama’s decision to close the infamous Gitmo prison facility and suspend all pending military commission trials. Never has it been constitutional or moral to deny human beings humane treatment and due process. Torture, interrogation and intimidation are not and will never be acceptable in America’s legal system. We must swiftly prosecute and sentence the guilty and free the innocent. For both the American people and those imprisoned, justice delayed is justice denied. We have seen in times past that we can simultaneously have a secure nation and nation of due process. President Obama’s decision to close the prison camp at Guantánamo and halt all pending military commission trials demonstrates America’s commitment to upholding this truth. Indeed, this is the change that all Americans and the world want to see.”-Rep. Marcia Fudge (D-OH)

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