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Lawyers Seek Access To 53 at Guantanamo

A group of lawyers who represent 53 detainees at the U.S. military prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, demanded yesterday that the Pentagon grant them unfettered access to their clients, saying that a U.S. Supreme Court decision this week leaves no doubt that the detainees have that right. Lawyers with the Center for Constitutional Rights, which represents two of the detainees involved in the Supreme Court case, made the demand in a letter faxed to Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld yesterday afternoon. They asked for access “as expeditiously as possible,” contending that under the Supreme Court’s ruling in Rasul v. Bush “there is no question of the right of each of them to file petitions for habeas corpus and to have access to counsel in order to do so.”Full Story

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