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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....

2006-07-05 07:31:32

By Jon Boyle PARIS (Reuters) - A French terrorism trial was thrown into turmoil on Wednesday by a report French agents secretly interviewed the six accused during their detention at a U.S. military camp on Cuba's Guantanamo Bay. The Liberation daily published a French diplomatic telegram referring to intelligence agents conducting interviews at least twice while the men were held without charge on the Caribbean island. A top French court has already ruled that the detention of...

2006-07-02 17:30:08

By Kerstin Gehmlich PARIS (Reuters) - Six Frenchmen who were released from the U.S. naval base in Guantanamo Bay over the past two years will stand trial in France on Monday over "associating with criminals in relation to a terrorist organization." The six men, aged between 24 and 38, were captured during the U.S.-led war in Afghanistan late in 2001 and held by American forces on suspicion of fighting for the ousted Taliban regime. Some of them returned to France in July 2004 and...

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...

2006-07-01 09:19:04

By James Vicini WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court's just-ended term saw dramatic changes, with two new conservative jurists picked by President George W. Bush, and major rulings that rejected Bush's policies on Guantanamo military tribunals and doctor-assisted suicide. For the first time in more than 11 years, the court's composition changed, with Bush appointing John Roberts to succeed the late William Rehnquist as chief justice and Samuel Alito to replace Justice...

2006-06-30 09:27:39

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistani officials plan to visit the U.S. detention center at Guantanamo Bay next month to check how many of their citizens are being held, Interior Minister Aftab Ahmed Khan Sherpao said on Friday. In a rebuke of President George W. Bush's tactics in the war on terrorism, the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday found the military tribunals set up to try Guantanamo prisoners were illegal and violated Geneva Conventions and U.S. military rules. Sherpao said Pakistan...

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...


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