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Lawsuit filed for Guantanamo detainees

WASHINGTON, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- A group of former judges, diplomats and lawyers wants the Supreme Court to intervene on behalf of hundreds of men being held without trial by the government.

John Gibbons, a former U.S. appeals court judge, told the BBC justice is being "totally denied" to the detainees in the U.S. Army base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

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Government officials insist there are good reasons for holding the suspects, but they have refused to detail charges while saying all will eventually receive a fair legal hearing.

But opponents say many of the prisoners have been in custody nearly two years and should have already been given some legal rights.

Gibbons told the BBC: "They don't have access to lawyers; they have had no hearings; they are just in limbo. That's as clear an example of justice denied as you can find."

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