Detainees Held Overseas Cannot Challenge Imprisonment

A US Federal Court of Appeals has ruled that detainees that are held by the US military cannot challenge their imprisonment. The decision stands in stark contrast to the rights of Guantanamo detainees, who do have the right to challenge their status in courts.

In distinguishing the two situations, the Court noted that Afghanistan is currently a war zone, whereas the US has complete control over Guantanamo Bay. At least one US Senator supported the decision, and noted that allowing detainees in a war zone to challenge their status would "have dealt a severe blow to our war effort."

The lawyer representing the detainees said they will continue to challenge the decision.

Federal Appeals Court Bars Bagram Detainees From Civilian Trials | The Huffington Post

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