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marmar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 05:04 AM
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Obama administration moves to suspend Gitmo trials
AP via Yahoo!:



Obama administration moves to suspend Gitmo trials
By BEN FOX, Associated Press Writer


GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba Military judges will consider Wednesday whether to halt the Guantanamo war crimes trials after President Barack Obama ordered prosecutors to request a 120-day suspension during a review of the system used to try suspected terrorists.

The motions, filed just hours after Obama's inauguration, will be heard in the cases of five men charged in the Sept. 11 attacks and of Canadian Omar Khadr, who is accused of killing an American soldier with a grenade in Afghanistan in 2002.

Obama has said he will close the military detention center in Cuba, where the U.S. holds about 245 men, and he had been expected to halt the widely criticized war-crimes trials created by former President George W. Bush and Congress in 2006.

The motions to suspend the trials came the day of Obama's inauguration. Before Obama was sworn in, a military judge adjourned the war crimes court until Wednesday, noting the future of the commissions was in doubt. .......(more)

The complete piece is at: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090121/ap_on_re_la_am_ca/c...





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sfpcjock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 05:32 AM
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1. Thanx. And, 90 day suspension of forclosures
... would be important. I hope Obama moves to do it this week. :donut:
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