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Guantanamo population slowly thinning

Eight detainees of Guantanamo Bay naval base were released Sunday according to StarTribune.com. The men have apparently been at Guantanamo since 2004 when they were subjected to military review panels.

There are still 330 detainees at the base most held on suspicion of terrorism with Al-Qaida or the Taliban.

The release comes a day before the Supreme Court begins the new term which will review the right to Habeas Corpus for detainees at Guantanamo according to latimes.com. Although the Supreme Court ruled that the right to plead innocence was applicable for captives at Guantanamo, the law was changed by congress so that it did not cover foreign-born "enemy combatants" according to latimes.com.

445 detainees have been released from Guantanamo since 2002 according to StarTribune.com

StarTribune.com
Eight more released as U.S. thins ranks at Guantanamo
http://www.startribune.com/484/story/1455702.html

latimes.com
Guantanamo inmates' rights to get fresh look
http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/asection/la-na-scotus1oct01,1,1305363.story?coll=la-news-a_section