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Guantanamo Bay, Cuba / Tribunals #763156

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 24, 2004
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Guantanamo Bay, Cuba: Mark Strassmann) The military tribunals for detainees with Al Qaeda ties who are being held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, featured; details given of the charges against Salim Hamdan††, a driver for Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, and 3 others {named} and of challenges against the constitutionality of the proceedings; courtroom sketches by Art Lien shown. [In November, 2001, President BUSH – says we will act with fairness and deliver justice.] [Hamdan’s attorney Lt. Cmdr. Charles SWIFT†- states punishing bin Laden’s driver is a poor substitute for justice.] [Commissions supervisor retired Maj. Gen. John ALTENBURG†- comments on protecting national security.]

(Studio: Dan Rather) The continuing hunt for bin Laden in Afghanistan and the belief that Al Qaeda agents are operating in Iran & Saudi Arabia noted.

Rather, Dan;
Strassmann, Mark

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