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US lawyer blasts 9/11 tribunals as Pentagon rebuffs church leaders

A US military lawyer representing an Australian national held at the US naval base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, says the military tribunals created to try September 11 suspects were unfair and unable to serve justice. The comments by Marine Corps Major Michael Mori, who represents Australian “enemy combatant” David Hicks, came as the US National Council of Churches said the Pentagon had rebuffed its request to visit the Guantanamo Bay detainees. The council last month had sought permission to send a delegation to the prisoner camp home to some 660 foreign terror suspects out of “humanitarian concern for the detainees physical and mental well being,” said the group’s general secretary, Bob Edgar. Full Story

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