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'High-value' Guantanamo detainees to face military hearings

[JURIST] The 14 "high-value" terror suspects [DNI profiles, PDF] recently transferred from secret CIA prisons to Guantanamo Bay [JURIST report] are expected to face Combatant Status Review Tribunal [DOD materials] hearings in the next two to three months, according to Navy Capt. Phil Waddingham, director of the US Defense Department's Office for the Administrative Review of the Detention of Enemy Combatants. Among the 14 is Khalid Sheikh Mohammed [BBC profile], the alleged mastermind of the Sept. 11 attacks [JURIST news archive]. Represented by US military counsel, detainees can choose to attend their Combat Status Review Tribunals in which a three-member panel determines if a detainee can continue to be held as an enemy combatant, or if he should be released to his home country. AP has more.

Last week, the chief US prosecutor for military tribunals [JURIST news archive] at Guantanamo Bay [JURIST news archive] said his office had started preparing the suspects' charge sheets [JURIST report].

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