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Amnesty Labels U.S. Trials 'Travesty of Justice'

Amnesty International has denounced the planned U.S. military trials for six prisoners at “Camp X-Ray” in Guantanamo Bay as a “travesty of justice.” “We deeply regret that the President has taken his country one step closer to running trials that will flout basic standards of justice,” the human rights group said in a statement late on Friday. President Bush has designated six foreign captives in what he calls the war on terrorism as eligible to be tried for U.S. military commissions. Britain’s Foreign Office announced on Friday that two Britons — Moazzam Begg, 35, and Feroz Abbasi, 23, — would be among the six suspects, whose names and nationalities U.S. defense officials have refused to reveal. Charges set out in the Pentagon’s instructions for the trials could bring the death penalty. Full Story

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