Gitmo military panel rules 13 prisoners properly named "enemy combatants"

[JURIST] The US Military Combatant Status Review Tribunal has said that 13 more detainees at Guantanamo Bay are properly being held as "enemy combatants." The US government has taken the position that prisoners classified as enemy combatants are not entitled to the same legal protections as prisoners of war under the Geneva Conventions. The military has held review hearings for most of the over 500 Guantanamo Bay detainees and, out of the decisions handed down thus far, has determined that only one prisoner was improperly named an "enemy combatant." AP has more. The US Defense Department has background on the Combatant Status Review Tribunals.

 

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