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Photo of Guantanamo Bay prison facility (Source:  According to Wikipedia, this is a public domain photo taken by a government official at Guantanamo Bay)
Photo of Guantanamo Bay prison facility (Source: According to Wikipedia, this is a public domain photo taken by a government official at Guantanamo Bay)

Civil liberties advocate tells Adirondack audience about fight over Guantanamo

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Last month, the Bush administration lost a major Supreme Court fight over the treatment of prisoners held at the detention center in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The Court ruled that inmates held at the facility must be allowed to challenge their detentions in civilian court, and they must be presented with the evidence against them. The rules are known broadly as "habeas corpus" rights. Civil liberties advocates praised the decision. Critics say prisoners labeled as "enemy combatants" by President Bush shouldn't enjoy legal protections. Over the weekend, one of the attorneys who challenged the Bush Administration's terror policy spoke at a church in Keene Valley. Occasionally, North Country Public Radio broadcasts an excerpt of a speech given on an important topic in the North Country. This morning, we'll hear from Emi MacClean, who works for an organization called the Center for Constitutional Rights.

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Brian Mann
Adirondack Bureau Chief

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