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New Guantanamo Commander Seeking to Diminish Detainee Rights Further -- News from Antiwar.com

New Guantanamo Commander Seeking to Diminish Detainee Rights Further -- News from Antiwar.comThe new commander of the Guantanamo Bay prison is seeking to impose new rules on communication between detainees and their lawyers, despite stern objections on the grounds that they violate legal ethics and constitutional rights.

The proposed rules, still in draft form, would allow a “privilege team” from the Defense Department to conduct security reviews of all communications to the prisoners and would restrict their correspondence to letters only, banning any supporting documents such as legal motions or articles about their case.