Best illegal Valentine's Day card sent to a New Yorker (2008)

Matthew Diaz's missive from Guantánamo Bay

Matthew Diaz's missive from Guantánamo Bay. The recipient of this love-of-liberty card? Barbara Olshansky of the New York–based Center for Constitutional Rights. The sender? Lt. Comdr. Matthew Diaz, who didn't sign it but included a secret 39-page list of captives held by the U.S. government at Guantánamo. Diaz actually sent the card and list to Olshansky in 2005, but it wasn't until May 2007 that his card hit home and he was finally convicted by a military court of releasing classified information. Diaz apologized for releasing the names, but it was the thought that counted. Besides, love of liberty means never having to say you're sorry, even if you do get convicted.


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