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.


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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