Congress approves defense spending bill preventing US trial of Guantanamo detainees

[JURIST] The US Senate and the House of Representatives [official websites] on Wednesday gave final approval to a defense spending bill [HR 3082 materials] that includes a provision preventing Guantanamo Bay [JURIST news archive] detainees from being transferred to the US for trial. The legislation would block Khalid Sheikh Mohammed [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] and the other accused 9/11 conspirators from being tried in a US civilian court. The bill was approved by the House [JURIST report] last week,…

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