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2006-07-12 18:21:30

By Jane Sutton MIAMI (Reuters) - The U.S. military order to apply basic provisions of the Geneva Conventions to terrorism detainees at Guantanamo Bay does not mean they will get the Swiss francs, parcels from home or full protections afforded to recognized prisoners of war, experts said on Wednesday. Nor will it prevent interrogation of suspected al Qaeda and Taliban prisoners -- so long as the questioning is conducted without violence and without humiliating or degrading treatment...

2006-07-12 15:58:40

By Vicki Allen WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Bush administration, facing a revolt among Senate Republicans over its system for trying foreign terrorism suspects, on Wednesday courted more receptive Republicans on the House side of the U.S. Congress. Most Republicans on the House Armed Services Committee indicated they would back the administration's push for lawmakers to endorse its system of military commissions for terrorism suspects that the U.S. Supreme Court ruled illegal. But...

2006-07-11 10:48:49

By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Pentagon acknowledged for the first time that all detainees held by the U.S. military are covered by the protections of an article of the Geneva Conventions that bars inhumane treatment, according to a memo made public on Tuesday. The memo signed by Gordon England, the No. 2 official in the Defense department, followed a June 29 Supreme Court ruling that struck down as illegal the military tribunal system set up by the Bush administration to...

2006-07-05 21:24:42

PARIS (Reuters) - France has defended visits by officials to a U.S. military camp at Cuba's Guantanamo Bay between 2002 and 2004 following a report which has thrown a terrorism trial into turmoil. Responding to the report that French intelligence agents had interviewed six men on trial in France for links with a network plotting terrorist attacks while they were held at Guantanamo, the French Foreign Ministry said it had made no secret of three visits to the camp between 2002-2004....

2006-07-02 15:12:26

By Matt Spetalnick WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senior Democrats called on Sunday for a broader review of whether President George W. Bush had overstepped his war powers after the Supreme Court struck down his administration's Guantanamo military tribunals. Seeking to capitalize on the sharpest judicial rebuke yet of Bush's tactics in the war on terrorism, Democratic critics said the ruling opens the door for a closer look at complaints he had improperly bypassed Congress in other areas as...

2006-06-29 20:20:25

By Jane Sutton GUANTANAMO BAY U.S. NAVAL BASE (Reuters) - The Pentagon on Thursday reaffirmed the need for the Guantanamo prison even though the U.S. Supreme Court rejected the system of military tribunals put in place to try the prisoners. The prison commander had earlier said such a ruling would not affect the running of the camp and prisoners' lawyers said it may do little to secure their freedom in the short term. About 450 suspected al Qaeda and Taliban captives are held behind...

2006-06-29 14:56:46

By James Vicini WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In a sharp rebuke of President George W. Bush's tactics in the war on terrorism, the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday struck down as illegal the military tribunal system set up to try Guantanamo prisoners. By a 5-3 vote, the nation's highest court declared that the tribunals, which Bush created right after the September 11 attacks, violated the Geneva Conventions and U.S. military rules. "We conclude that the military commission convened to try...

2006-06-29 14:48:24

By Caroline Drees, Security Correspondent WASHINGTON (Reuters) - By declaring the Guantanamo Bay military tribunals illegal, the U.S. Supreme Court put fresh curbs on President George W. Bush's powers in the war on terrorism and gave ammunition to those demanding the prison be closed. Thursday's ruling, in a case brought by Osama bin Laden's former driver, Salim Ahmed Hamdan, marks the third time the nation's highest court has placed limits on the president's powers in the fight...

2006-06-29 12:33:16

By James Vicini WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In a sharp rebuke of President George W. Bush's tactics in the war on terrorism, the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday struck down as illegal the military tribunal system set up to try Guantanamo prisoners. By a 5-3 vote, the nation's highest court in a landmark decision declared that the tribunals, which Bush created right after the September 11 attacks, violated the Geneva Conventions and U.S. military rules. "We conclude that the military...

2006-06-29 12:09:05

Corrects spelling of Mori in paragraph eight. By Jane Sutton GUANTANAMO BAY U.S. NAVAL BASE (Reuters) - A U.S. Supreme Court ruling on war crimes tribunals being held at Guantanamo navy base will have little effect on the detention camp that holds 450 foreign captives, the camp commander said. "I don't think there's any direct outcome on our detention operation," Rear Adm. Harry Harris, the prison commander, said in an interview this week before the ruling. The high court upheld on...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.