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Review tribunals end for Guantanamo Bay detainees

[JURIST] The US Defense Department Saturday finished Combatant Status Review Tribunal hearings [DOD background briefing] for detainees at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Following a Supreme Court ruling [Rasul v. Bush, PDF text] last year that held that detainees were allowed to challenge their incarcerations, 558 men were questioned to determine if the government should continue holding them as "enemy combatants" or release them. So far, three men have been ordered released and 327 ordered held, with the rest of the decisions still pending. Neither transcripts of the hearings nor reasons for the rulings have been released to the press. AP has more. In related news, the London Sunday Times says that the last four British detainees at Guantanamo, whose pending release was announced twelve days ago [JURIST report], are scheduled to return home Tuesday [London Sunday Times report] after being held without charge for three years.

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