US Navy says 3 more Gitmo prisoners wrongly classified

[JURIST] The US Navy [official military site] announced Thursday that 3 additional prisoners held at Guantanamo Bay had been wrongly classified as "enemy combatants." The findings were made by Combatant Status Review Tribunals instituted after last July's Supreme Court ruling that Guantanamo prisoners had a right to challenge their detention. Earlier this week, US District Judge Joyce Hens Green ruled that the tribunals themselves were still unconstitutuional [JURIST report] because they denied the detainees access to lawyers and certain evidence. The issue of the constitutionality of the tribunals is now pending on appeal. Reuters has more.

 

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