Monday, September 14, 2009

Bagram Inmates Get Due Process

Bagram inmates win right to challenge detention
by Lucile Malandain and Daphne Benoit Lucile Malandain And Daphne Benoit – September 14, 2009

"WASHINGTON (AFP) – For the first time, the United States is granting some 600 prisoners held in the US air base in Bagram the right to challenge their detention in the jail dubbed the Afghan Guantanamo, officials said Monday.
Some of the men, many of whom have languished for years in the Bagram prison, will now be aided by a US military official to gather witnesses and evidence in their cases, the Pentagon said.
They will then be allowed to defend themselves, and even call witnesses before a military body entrusted with reviewing the cases against them."

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