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View Diary: Defense Department Backs Indefinite Preventive Detention of ACQUITTED Detainees (115 comments)

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  •  It will depend on the individual. (0+ / 0-)

    E.g.,  a Taliban detainee might be charged as one of the people throwing acid on schoolgirls,  or for placing a bomb in a school that accepted girls.

    Any of the detainees might be charged if they had a significant role in any attack that deliberately targeted civilians.

    Those would be war crimes,  distinct from "merely" being "combatants" who (attempt to) attack enemy military targets.  The "combatants" are subject to detention even if they're not war criminals.

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