Wednesday, January 25, 2006
The US military has released some new rules regarding military executions. Although the majority of them are simply technical clarifications, etc., there is one change that is raising eyebrows. Until now, military executions could only be carried out at Fort Leavenworth in Kansas. Under the new rules, executions can now take place at any military installation. And that includes Guantanemo Bay.
There are currently 6 people on “death row” in Leavenworth. Does the issuance of these regulations mean that the US is about to hold their first military execution in 35 years?
Military executions are also applicable for foreign terrorists. Although no detainee in Gitmo has been sentenced to death (yet), is this setting the stage for the future?