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U.S. refuses to halt Australian’s Guantanamo trial

A U.S. judge refused on Friday to halt Australian prisoner David Hicks’ war crimes tribunal at the Guantanamo naval base, saying U.S. courts lacked authority over foreign captives held outside the United States. U.S. District Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly said she had no jurisdiction in the case of Hicks, who is to be arraigned at the controversial Guantanamo detention center in Cuba on Monday on a charge of providing material support for terrorism. The U.S. Congress passed a law last year stripping U.S. courts of all jurisdiction to hear challenges from foreign citizens held outside the United States as “enemy combatants.” Full Story

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