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Judge Denies Detainees’ Requests for Hearing

The New York Times reports that a judge has denied requests for hearings by three men who have been imprisoned by the U.S. military in Afghanistan for nearly ten years but have not yet been afforded trials.

The article also explains that, although a court ruled in favor of allowing the hearings in 2009, that decision was overruled in 2010 by the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, which cited “the government’s declaration that the detention operation was not permanent, the practical obstacles raised by it being in a war zone, and the potential negative diplomatic consequences” as the basis for denial.

According to The Times, the prisoners’ defense attorneys argued that new evidence called the basis of this decision into question, and, although the request was denied, the defendants plan to appeal.

 

You can read the full article here.

You can read the Court’s memorandum opinion here.

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