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The Pentagon says it has notified all detainees at Guantanamo Bay that they can challenge their detentions, including in the US courts. It also says it expects new tribunals to review the legal status of terror suspects to start in a week or so.
The move follows a Supreme Court ruling enabling inmates to challenge their detention through the US legal system.
They will not have defence lawyers - but a "personal representative" - a military officer who is not bound by rules of confidentiality and can pass on any incriminating evidence provided by the detainees for use in future trials
The detainees will not have access to classified information in their files, but their representative is supposed to give them an unclassified explanation of the case against them, the US navy secretary said