Scott Horton


The Other Scott Horton (no relation), international human rights lawyer, professor and contributing editor at Harper’s magazine, discusses renowned forensic pathologist Michael Baden‘s skepticism about the Guantanamo “suicides” autopsies, the newest Seton Hall Law School report that rebuts the Pentagon response to their previous Gitmo expose, the known existence of sworn statements written by Camp Delta witnesses that have yet to be released, major news media reports on the “suicides” that should be forthcoming and Rahm Emanuel’s tight control over Attorney General Eric Holder and any possible Bush administration prosecutions.

MP3 here. (36:57)

The other Scott Horton is a Contributing Editor for Harper’s magazine where he writes the No Comment blog. A New York attorney known for his work in emerging markets and international law, especially human rights law and the law of armed conflict, Horton lectures at Columbia Law School. A life-long human rights advocate, Scott served as counsel to Andrei Sakharov and Elena Bonner, among other activists in the former Soviet Union.

He is a co-founder of the American University in Central Asia, and has been involved in some of the most significant foreign investment projects in the Central Eurasian region. Scott recently led a number of studies of abuse issues associated with the conduct of the war on terror for the New York City Bar Association, where he has chaired several committees, including, most recently, the Committee on International Law. He is also a member of the board of the National Institute of Military Justice, the Andrei Sakharov Foundation, the EurasiaGroup and the American Branch of the International Law Association.

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  1. Point of clarification:
    The hyoid bone is fairly delicate, which is why it may be broken during manual strangulation. As such, it can also be accidentally broken during a difficult post-mortem dissection. However it would be obvious that the break was a 'post-mortem' artefact. Hyoid fractures in the case of strangulation are associated with hemorrhage around the fracture site. An intact hyoid bone does not rule out manual strangulation. Because of the location of the ligature in a suicidal hanging- the hyoid bone is not likely to be fractured.

  2. The malodorous stench of corruption and concealment surrounds the "suicide" of the three Gitmo inmates. But then, the U.S. Government's
    reputation for veracity is pretty rocky, anyway.

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  4. Good for the work of Seton Hall Law School, and Scott Horton, working for truth and justice. Hard work, when your enemy is so powerful, wealthy, and organized to murder and deceive.

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