Facing mounting criticism of the justice system at Guantanamo Bay, US authorities will review hundreds of cases against inmates detained there. Officials have begun seeking new evidence or overlooked information because the tribunal process which classified the inmates as enemy combatants has come under fire. The reviews could lead to new hearings for men who have spent years in custody, AP reports.
"With all the outside eyes looking in, it's forcing us to say, 'OK, did we take everything into consideration?'" said the Navy officer who oversees the panels. Critics contend that the action proves the system has been flawed from the beginning. "Conducting new tribunals—even discussing the possibility—repudiates every prior assertion that the original tribunals were valid," said one critic.