U.S. Supreme Court grants Gitmo prisoners the right to challenge their detention [Archives:2008/1164/Local News]

June 16 2008

Sarah Wolff
SANA'A, June 15 ) The United States Supreme Court announced its decision to allow Guantanamo Bay military facility prisoners to legally question their detention in U.S. courts. The ruling is seen as a victory for detainees and a huge setback for the Bush administration.

This is the third time that the highest court in the U.S. has struck a blow at the military prison in Cuba, which has been the source of much tension for the U.S. government amid the constant allegations of its illegality and use of torture. The decision upholds the rights of the detainees to challenge the legality of their detention in U.S. civilian courts, known in legal terms as “habeus corpus.””

The lawsuit