Judge: U.S. Can Hold Detainees Indefinitely

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posted on May, 20 2009 @ 11:46 AM
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A federal judge says the United States can continue to hold some prisoners at Guantanamo Bay indefinitely without any charges.

U.S. District Judge John Bates' opinion issued Tuesday night limited the Obama administration's definition of who can be held. But he said Congress in the days after Sept. 11, 2001 gave the president the authority to hold anyone involved in planning, aiding or carrying out the terrorist attacks.

Bates' opinion comes amid increasing debate over whether President Obama is going to release anyone from Guantanamo. Obama has promised to close the prison by January, but Senate Democrats say they will block the move until he comes up with a plan for the detainees.

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posted on May, 20 2009 @ 12:14 PM
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I had a feeling that they would keep them there. The whole closing Gitmo bit was nothing but a whole PR stunt. They had no intent on releasing all of the people there.

[edit on 20-5-2009 by Dark Jester]





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