The Pentagon has begun notifying would-be observers that it plans to hold the first session of the long-awaited parole-style boards at Guantánamo in secret.
President Barack Obama ordered his administration to set up the so-called Periodic Review Boards March 7, 2011. In July, Defense Department officials said the boards would review the files of 71 Guantánamo prisoners cases 46 so-called indefinite detainees and 25 men once considered candidates for war crimes trials.
Now, as the administration is poised to hold the first hearing on Nov. 20 at Guantánamo, with 33-year-old captive Mahmud al Mujahids plea for release the Pentagon says its unprepared to let reporters watch.
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