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Report: Admin to Renew Gitmo Military Tribunals

HeadlineJan 20, 2011

The Obama administration is reportedly preparing to renew the military tribunal system it halted at the military base at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba. According to the New York Times, U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates will sign an order authorizing new military commissions against Guantánamo prisoners. Gates froze all new cases on President Obama’s first day in office in January 2009. The Times calls the move a signal Guantánamo remains “open for business” two years after Obama vowed to shut it down. The tribunals’ resumption follows last month’s House vote to prevent the transfer of Guantánamo Bay prisoners for trial in U.S. courts.

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