Obama supports Bush policies on foreign prisonners
According to a report by USA Today, Obama is siding with the Bush Administrations policies regarding U.S. rights and detainees at Brigam Airfield in Afghanistan.
There are over 600 prisoners at the military base that will be refused the right to challenge their imprisonment.
Though similar rights were given to those held in Guantanamo Bay last summer, the Justice Department argues that Afghanistan is a war zone in which "the prisoners are the result of continuing military action."
According a The New York Times, other policies supported by Obama nominees include detaining terrorist suspects without a trial, or transferring detainees across country boarders where they can be denied a trial.
"They've now embraced the Bush policy that you can create prisons outside the law," said Jonathan Hafetz, an attorney with the American Civil Liberties Union.
Many human rights attorneys are concerned about the direction of Obamas policies an foreign prisoners.