6,595. 12/30/2005

“…in December [30] of 2005 the Detainee Treatment Act (DTA) was enacted by Congress. It narrowed the federal habeas statute in that ‘no court, justice, or judge shall have jurisdiction to hear or consider…an application for a writ of habeas corpus filed by or on behalf of an alien detained by the Department of Defense at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The DTA did not expressly include torture, but prohibited cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment ‘prohibited by the Fifth, Eighth, and Fourteenth Amendments to the Constitution of the United States.’ ”

 – M. Cherif Bassiouni, The Institutionalization of Torture by the Bush Administration, Page 130

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