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U.S. Military to Review Detainees' Cases

Hundreds of foreign detainees suspected of terrorist ties may soon get their first formal opportunity to argue for their release as the U.S. military prepares to begin reviewing their cases. Military officials say the hearings, in each case to be conducted before a panel of three officers at the base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, where the suspects are detained, could begin as soon as Friday. The military says the tribunals will be neutral and each detainee will be assigned an officer to represent him. Human rights lawyers dismiss the process as a sham, saying that as members of the military, the officers can’t be considered impartial. Full Story

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