08 Mar '11, 4am

Guantanamo open for business again - TODAYonline: CBC.ca Guantanamo open for business again…

WASHINGTON - United States President Barack Obama yesterday reversed his two-year-old order halting new military charges against detainees at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, permitting a resumption of military trials under rules he said provide adequate rights for defendants but implicitly admitting the failure for now of his pledge to close the prison camp. Mr Obama said in a statement that he remains committed to closing Guantanamo some day and to charging some terrorist suspects in civilian criminal courts, as occurred throughout the George W Bush administration and has continued under Mr Obama. But in an apparent acknowledgment that the Guantanamo detention camp will not be shut down any time soon, Mr Obama also outlined procedures for reviews to be held at least every four years for prisoners held indefinitely without charge or trial. Mr Obama suspended new trials at the Guanta...

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