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US Begins Criminal Proceedings against Accused Enemy Combatants

The U.S. military has begun preliminary hearings at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba to prosecute four accused enemy combatants on war crimes charges for allegedly conspiring with terrorists who threaten the United States. The Pentagon says the military commissions, the first since WWII, will provide the same standard of due process as civilian courts. But legal and human rights groups have already denounced the process as fundamentally flawed. The first to be arraigned Tuesday was a Yemeni man alleged to have worked for Osama bin Laden. Full Story

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