The Obama administration plans to issue new guidelines aimed at
giving the hundreds of prisoners at an American detention center in Afghanistan more ability to challenge their custody.
Some of the detainees have already been held at Bagram for as long as
six years. And unlike the prisoners at the Guantánamo Bay naval base in
Cuba, these detainees have had no access to lawyers, no right to hear
the allegations against them and only rudimentary reviews of their
status as “enemy combatants,” military officials said.
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