ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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British Court's Censure of US Detentions

Since its offensive against terror began, Guantanamo Bay has been used by the US to detain prisoners and suspected terrorists, denying them all the well-established human rights, specifically the right to habeas corpus. African and Asian visitors, especially Muslims, have also complained of similar discrimination by increasingly paranoiac US authorities, haunted by the threat of Islamic fundamentalism. The recent judgment of the English Court of Appeal in response to a petition filed on behalf of a detainee, a British citizen, is but a measured censure of the US treatment of detainees at Guantanamo Bay.

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