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Bush Confirms Secret Prisons, Proposes Legalization of Sham Trials

US President Bush today acknowledged the existance of a network of secret overseas prisons and urged congress to pass laws that will make sham trials legal. The Supreme Court previously ruled that military tribunals are not legal.

The tribunals promoted by Bush will pay no heed to the right to a fair trial, allowing the use of "hearsay and coerced testimony and for secret evidence". These tribunals will, in effect, allow the US to arbitrarily sentence foreign nationals to death with no real evidence.

Source: Chicago Tribune

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