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posted on Feb, 28 2007 @ 11:35 PM
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US hit for treatment of detainees


Source Link: newsinfo.inquirer.net

UNITED NATIONS -- The UN human rights chief expressed concern Wednesday at recent US legislative and judicial actions that she said left hundreds of detainees without any way to challenge their indefinite imprisonment.

Louise Arbour referred to the Military Commissions Act approved by Congress last year and last month's federal appeals court ruling that Guantanamo Bay detainees cannot use the US court system to challenge their detention. The case is likely to go to the Supreme Court.

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