Second Gitmo detainee to be released following status review hearing

[JURIST] The Department of Defense announced Monday that according to a DOD panel a detainee held at Guantanamo Bay was wrongly classified as an enemy combatant and would be released soon. Navy Secretary Gordon England refused to identify the man or where he was from. The determination by a combatant status review tribunal sitting at Guantanamo is only the second finding that a detainee has been wrongly held. In 228 other hearings already decided, the military has upheld the enemy combatant designation. Other detainees have been released by the US prior to their detention being reviewed by the tribunal. The Pentagon provides recorded video of today's press briefing by Secretary England here. JURIST's Paper Chase has more coverage on legal developements at Guantanamo Bay. AP has more.

 

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