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Army says new death penalty rules may apply to Guantanamo detainees

[JURIST] A US Army [official website] spokesperson said Tuesday that new military death penalty regulations [JURIST document; JURIST report] may also apply to . The new rules, which enable the to determine the location for executions "imposed by military courts-martial or military tribunals and authorized by the president of the United States," mean that future executions could be carried out on convicted terror detainees at the US prison camp in Guantanamo Bay [JURIST news archive]. To date, ten war-on-terror detainees have been charged and referred to trial by special military commissions, but none have been charged with capital offenses. AFP has more.

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