Military panel rules 33 Gitmo prisoners properly classed as "enemy combatants"

[JURIST] The US military's Combatant Status Review Tribunal at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, has decided to retain custody of 33 more detainees as properly-designated "enemy combatants", according to a military spokesman speaking Tuesday. Thusfar panels of the Tribunal have considered at least 466 review hearings and have handed down 194 decisions. Only in one instance has a detainee been reclassified and released: that was a Pakistani man who the tribunal ruled had been held improperly for two years. AP has more. The US Defense Department provides background information on the operation of Combatant Status Review Tribunals.

 

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