Guards have swept through communal cellblocks at the
Guantanamo detention camp and moved the prisoners into
one-man cells in an attempt to end a hunger strike that began
in February, a US military spokesman said.
A pretrial hearing for five prisoners accused of plotting the
September 11 attacks has been halted so technicians can
tinker with courtroom microphones to prevent eavesdropping on
confidential attorney-client conversations.
The US Supreme Court has refused to reconsider challenges by
Guantanamo Bay prisoners against their years-long detention
at the US military base in Cuba, an issue that prompted a
landmark ruling four years ago.
Yielding to political opposition, the Obama administration
gave up on Monday on trying avowed 9/11 mastermind Khalid
Sheikh Mohammed and four alleged henchmen in civilian federal
court in New York and will prosecute them instead before