Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Charges Against Hamdan & Khadr Dismissed

Military judges dismissed all charges against Salim Ahmed Hamdan (the same Hamdan who was the petitioner in the 2006 Supreme Court case) and Omar Ahmed Khadr (the kid who was 15 when he was detained).

These detainees had been previously determined to be "enemy combatants" but not "unlawful enemy combatants." As the tribunal only has jurisdiction to hear cases involving "unlawful enemy combatants, the judge found it did not have jurisdiction to hear the cases.

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