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Wednesday, November 15, 2006

AP: We have no honesty

The Associated Press reports that the Bush administration says that "Guantanamo Bay prisoners have no right to challenge their detentions," though they do have protections if tried before military commissions.

So according to this story, the administration is arguing that while the detainees don't have the right to file civil lawsuits, they do have procedural protections if tried before military commissions. In addition -- although the AP doesn't mention this, crucially -- all detainees receive a hearing to review their designation as enemy combatants, and each year they go before a review board, the equivalent of a parole hearing, to determine if they can be released without threatening US security.

Yet the AP headlines its story "Administration: Detainees Have No Rights."


Blogger Sodon said...

They have no right to file for appeal, isn't that true?

Wed Nov 15, 04:28:00 PM EST  
Blogger mAc Chaos said...

There's a difference between "having no right to appeal," despite having similar procedural protections, and "having no rights."

Wed Nov 15, 05:03:00 PM EST  

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