Trump Administration Argues It May Detain Captives At Guantanamo Until Fighting Stops in Afghanistan

February 20, 2018

President Donald Trump’s administration responded to a legal challenge that alleges the continued detention of detainees at the Guantánamo Bay military prison amounts to “perpetual detention for detention’s sake.” Officials maintain detention is allowed “until the fighting stops” in Afghanistan.

Forty-one detainees are still confined at Guantánamo, since they were transferred there under President George W. Bush.

The government replied to the legal challenge from the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) and Reprieve by asserting that detention is not “indefinite” but “indeterminate.” ...

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February 21, 2018