The first military detainee will soon be freed from the Guantanamo Bay naval base with what amounts to a formal pardon: an official ruling by a Pentagon tribunal that, after being held for nearly three years, he's not an enemy combatant after all. Despite military statements to the contrary, Guantanamo detainees' attorneys say the government may be forced to pay compensation. And even those who believe the law does not require the government to dole out money say it might be the right thing to do.
Compensation for Freed Guantanamo Detainee? It's Possible
September 13, 2004
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