US to release six more Guantanamo detainees Bernard Hibbitts at 8:51 AM ET
[JURIST] US officials have announced that six more Guantanamo Bay [JURIST Hot Topic archive] detainees will be released after military Combatant Status Review Tribunals [DOD backgrounder] determined that they are not "enemy combatants". The review panels, set up in response to last year's Supreme Court ruling that Gitmo prisoners had the right to challenge their indefinte detention, have now said that a total of 12 detainees should be released but that 410 other detainees were properly classified. 136 cases are still pending. Reuters has more.
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