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Guantanamo Detainees to Get Yearly Hearings

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Guantanamo Detainees to Get Yearly Hearings

Guantanamo Detainees to Get Yearly Hearings

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The Pentagon plans to appoint a review board for detainees held at the U.S. base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Hundreds of prisoners have been held there since the U.S. war in Afghanistan — without access to counsel or a trial. The Pentagon says prisoners will be able to go before the review board once a year to plead their case for release. Hear NPR's Michele Norris and NPR's Jackie Northam.