Civil Liberties Watch: Hearings for Guantanamo Prisoners Begin

Evening News
program date: 
Sun, 10/05/2008

17 innoncent Uighurs refugees who have been imprisoned at Guantanamo are scheduled for a Habeas hearing in federal court on Tuesday. They are among the first prisoners to have the hearings, since the Supreme Court upheld their right to them in a June decision. The Supreme Court emphasized in it's ruling that the hearings should be "promp", given that most of the prisoners had been held for 6 years without charges.

Reporter Linda Olson-Osterlund spoke with Steve Wax, author of the book Kafka Comes To America, and the Oregon Public Defender. Waxes office has represented 7 Guantanamo prisoners and he spoke with her about theri cases and court delays.



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