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Supreme Court Rejects Afghan War Detainees' Case

The U.S. Supreme Court rejected on Monday an appeal by a group of clergy, lawyers and professors who challenged the detention of hundreds of captives from the Afghan war at a U.S. military prison on Cuba. Without any comment, the justices let stand a U.S. appeals court ruling that dismissed the lawsuit because the Coalition of Clergy, Lawyers and Professors had no legal authority to bring the case on the detainees’ behalf. About 675 Taliban and al Qaeda members are being held at the U.S. Navy base at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba. They were captured during the U.S.-led war that began right after the Sept. 11, 2001, hijacked plane attacks. The lawsuit claimed the detainees have been held without due process, have not been told the charges against them and have no access to lawyers. It said their captivity violated the U.S. Constitution and the Geneva Convention. Full Story

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