By Daphne Eviatar

June 3, 2009

On Monday, U.S. District Court Judge John Bates allowed the Obama administration to immediately appeal the cases of three detainees at the Bagram prison in Afghanistan to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia. Bates had ruled in April that the three detainees — all captured outside of Afghanistan and sent to the U.S.-run prison, where they’ve been imprisoned without charge or trial for seven years — had a right to challenge their detention through habeas corpus proceedings in a U.S. court. Bates found that their situation was substantially similar to that of the detainees at Guantanamo Bay...


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