Scott L. Fenstermaker

Scott Fenstermaker is a 1984 graduate of the United States Air Force Academy, and a graduate of the American prisoner of war training (Survival, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape. He is also a former officer in the United States Air Force, holds Masters’ degrees in Aeronautics and Astronautics and Public Administration, a Juris Doctor from Harvard Law School, and a Masters of law degree in Taxation from NYU Law School. Fenstermaker is the former retained counsel for Ammar al-Baluchi, Rahim al-Nashiri, Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani, and Mustafa bin-Ahmed al-Hawsawi, all current or former detainees in Camp 7 at the United States Naval Station at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba.
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Guantánamo Bay: The "Law-Free" Environment (Part 2/2)

The US government has created a “law-free” custodial environment at Guantánamo Bay. This is the last of a two part series. Read part one here. Important in understanding the War on Terror’s true purposes is the fact that, in light of the US government’s tactics in waging the war, it is very difficult to conclude that it will ever end and in which geographic areas... Continue Reading

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Guantánamo Bay: The "Law-Free" Environment (Part 1/2)

The US government has created a “law-free” custodial environment at Guantánamo Bay. This is the first of a two part series. Much has been made of the US government’s detention policies in furtherance of its so-called "War on Terror," particularly as those policies are implemented at the prison camps of Guantánamo Bay. Most discussions of the prison camps... Continue Reading

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The American Government’s Use of Extradition and the War on Terror

While the US has waived the death penalty in order to secure the extradition of Abu Hamza al–Masri et al., the accused – and those resisting extradition to the US – still face harsh prison conditions and a likelihood of unfair trials. The British government’s recent extraditions of Mustafa Kamel Mustafa (aka Abu Hamza al-Masri), Khalid al-Fawwaz, Adel Abdel Bary,... Continue Reading

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