Obama orders resumption of Guantanamo military trials

[JURIST] US President Barack Obama [official website] on Monday issued an executive order [text; fact sheet] allowing military commissions for Guantanamo Bay [JURIST news archives] detainees to resume. New charges in the military commission system have been suspended since shortly after Obama took office in 2009. Monday’s order also establishes a procedure for establishing a review process for detainees who have not been charged, convicted or designated for transfer. In a statement [text], Obama said:From the beginning of my Administration,…

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