The Guantanamo Detainees: Getting Heard

Australian David Hicks was probably the first detainee to learn of the victory that he and the 594 other captives at Guantanamo Bay naval base in Cuba won last week when the Supreme Court ruled they had the right to petition U.S. courts for their freedom. His father phoned him the news. But being in solitary confinement, Hicks could not tell his fellow inmates, held for their suspected ties to al-Qaeda or the Taliban. Few if any of the other captives have Hicks' privilege of a rare phone call from home, and U.S. officials have not decided whether, when or how...

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