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4 years 10 months ago

Gitmo detainees finally get day in court

In courtrooms barred to the public, dozens of terror suspects are pleading for their freedom from the Guantanamo Bay prison, sometimes even testifying on their own behalf by video from the U.S. naval base in Cuba. Complying with a Supreme Court ruling last year, 15 federal judges in the...

4 years 10 months ago

Five 9/11 suspects to face trial in N.Y.

Self-proclaimed Sept. 11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four other Guantanamo Bay detainees will be sent to New York to face trial in a civilian federal court, officials said Friday. NBC News confirmed that Attorney General Eric Holder plans to announce the decision later in the morning. Bringing...

5 years 4 days ago

US to give Afghan detainees new rights

The Obama administration is preparing new rules that would give U.S.-held prisoners in Afghanistan some due process. A defense official says the Pentagon is establishing a program to give prisoners at Bagram Air Base a U.S. military official to serve as their personal representative. They'll get a chance to go...

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