Robert Gensburg (3 September 1939 – 9 November 2017) was an American lawyer working in the state of Vermont. Gensburg was notable for volunteering to assist a captive held in extrajudicial detention in the USA's Guantanamo Bay detention camps, in Cuba.
There is no law at Guantanamo. There is nothing I have been able to do successfully to get the Army to obey its own regulations."
Gensburg represented Abdul Zahir, several other captives in Guantanamo, and a captive in American custody in Afghanistan. Abdul Zahir was one of the ten captives who faced charges before a version of the Guantanamo military commission that was ruled unconstitutional by the Supreme Court of the United States.
Gensburg reported on October 2, 2007 that working for a Guantanamo client has led to his firm's phone, mail and email being intercepted. A letter sent to their clients warned them of their belief the firm's communication was being intercepted, and stated:
Although our investigation is not complete, we are quite confident that it is the United States government that has been doing the phone tapping and computer hacking,
- Robert A. Gensburg - Obituary
- Wilson Ring (October 11, 2007). "Firm with overses clients says feds are bugging phones, computers". Burlington Free Press. Retrieved 2007-10-11.[dead link]
- "NO. R-183. JOINT RESOLUTION EXTENDING BEST WISHES FOR A SPEEDY RECOVERY TO ROBERT GENSBURG OF ST. JOHNSBURY". Vermont legislature. January 6, 2000. Retrieved 2008-01-05.
- "Open the dungeons". Montpelier Times Argus. May 14, 2007. Retrieved 2008-01-05.
- Carol Rosenberg, 10th Guantanamo captive facing war-crimes charges, Miami Herald, January 20, 2006
- "Vt. Law Firm Accuses Government Of Wiretapping". WPTZ. October 11, 2007. Archived from the original on July 18, 2011. Retrieved 2007-10-11.
- Allan Holmes (October 12, 2007). "Lawyers Accuse Feds of Tapping Phone, Hacking". Government Executive. Archived from the original on 2007-12-18. Retrieved 2008-01-05.
- Martha Neil (October 11, 2007). "Law Firm to Clients: Feds Tapped Our Phones". ABA Journal. Retrieved 2008-01-05.
- Bob Kinzel (November 30, 2007). "Vermont Edition: interview with Congressman Peter Welch". Vermont Public Radio. Retrieved 2008-01-05.
- "Is Vermont lawyer being wiretapped?". Rutland Herald. September 23, 2007. Retrieved 2007-10-10.
- Wilson Ring (September 26, 2007). "Vt. seeks to resume wiretapping probe: Phone companies' alleged role queried". Boston Globe. Retrieved 2007-10-11.
- "Lawyer for Guantanamo prisoner fears phone was tapped". Burlington Free Press. September 23, 2007. Retrieved 2007-10-11.[dead link]
- "Lawyer for Guantanamo prisoner fears phone was tapped". WCAX. September 19, 2007. Retrieved 2007-10-11.[permanent dead link]
|This American law-related biographical article is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|