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Born at the Crest of the Empire

Friday, September 09, 2005

Still going on -

Just a quick reminder that Guantanamo is till going on.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Guantanamo Bay prisoners should be given the chance to prove in court that they have been mistakenly labeled as "enemy combatants" and have been unlawfully detained, their attorney said on Thursday.

"Since day one, these people have been saying you've got the wrong guys. They want a fair hearing to show that," attorney Thomas Wilner told a U.S. appeals court during more than two hours of arguments.

But Justice Department lawyer Gregory Katsas repeated the Bush administration's position that the prisoners were not entitled to any constitutional due process rights, and he defended the military tribunals set up to review their cases.

More than 500 prisoners are now being held at the U.S. military base in Cuba after the U.S. government designated them as enemy combatants. Only four have been charged with a crime.


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