Four more Guantanamo detainees face military review hearings

Four more detainees faced Combatant Status Review Tribunals Friday at Guantanamo Bay to determine whether they are properly held as enemy combatants or should be freed. The detainees whose cases were heard today included an alleged Taliban fighter and three men with suspected links to the al-Quaida terror network. AP has more. Human rights advocates, such as the organization Human Rights First, are concerned about the review tribunals - to be distinguished from the military commissions hearing cases against terror suspects who have been formally charged with offenses - because of the prisoners' lack of access to attorneys. They also say the hearings don't satisfy a Supreme Court ruling allowing prisoners to challenge their detentions in civilian courts. JURIST's Paper Chase has more on the status review hearing.

 

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