Military Plans to Build Compound for Trials

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Military Plans to Build Terrorism, War Crimes Compound For Trials

The military said on Friday that it planned to build a $125 million compound at the Guantánamo Bay Naval Base in Cuba where it hopes to hold war-crimes trials for terrorism suspects by the middle of next year.

The compound, designed to accommodate as many as 1,200 people, would include dining areas, work spaces and sleeping accommodations for administrative personnel, lawyers, journalists and others involved in trials. It would create three courtrooms to allow for simultaneous trials, and a separate high-security area to house those on trial.

We need to build more courtrooms, and we want to do multiple trials, said Lt. Cmdr. Chito Peppler, a Pentagon spokesman.

The government hoped to begin construction as soon as possible to be ready for trials no later than July 1, Commander Peppler said.

Larry Cox, executive director of Amnesty International U.S.A., described the proposed compound as a permanent homage to its failed experiment in second-class justice.  (continued…)

     

The project, which has not yet been submitted for Congressional approval, represents one of the largest upgrades to the detention center since it began taking in detainees in January 2002.

Plans for the compound are in a presolicitation notice, dated Nov. 3 and posted on the Internet for potential government contractors. It was first reported by The Miami Herald.


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