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Afghanistan War / Prisoners / Bombing / Guantanamo Bay / Baer Interview #655914

CNN Evening News for Monday, Jan 14, 2002
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(Studio: Aaron Brown) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: Jamie McIntyre) The living conditions at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, for the prisoners from Afghanistan, the continued bombing of cave complexes in eastern Afghanistan and the hunt for Taliban and Al Qaeda forces examined. [Human Rights Watch James ROSS - comments on the cages.] [Pentagon spokeswoman Victoria CLARKE - defends the conditions faced by the "detainees."] [Pentagon spokesman R/Admiral John STUFFLEBEEM - comments on the caves.]

(Studio: Aaron Brown) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: Bob Franken) The surreal scene as the prisoners arrived at Guantanamo Bay reviewed; January 13 scenes shown from the prison complex; details given about the uncomfortable circumstances in which the prisoners are being held.

(Studio: Aaron Brown) Live interview held with former assistant US attorney/former naval reserve law officer Thomas Baer about the prisoners. [From Salt Lake City, BAER - says the prisoners could be threatened with repatriation to their home countries; explains why they are not referred to as "prisoners of war."]

Brown, Aaron;
Franken, Bob;
McIntyre, Jamie

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