May 21, 2010

Court: Bagram prisoners don't have Guantanamo habeas rights

A key appellate court on Friday concluded that prisoners held at Bagram Air Force Base in Afghanistan do not have the right to challenge their captivity in U.S. courts as detainees at Guantanamo can. Citing geographic and other differences between the air base in Afghanistan and the naval base in Cuba, the three-judge panel overturned a trial court's conclusion that the Bagram detainees were constitutionally similar to those held in Guantanmo.

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