9/11 families want Gitmo Obama meeting

January 25, 2009 2:11:16 PM PST
Families of firefighters killed in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks are seeking a meeting with President Barack Obama to discuss the trials of detainees being held at Guantanamo Bay Naval Base. Civil rights lawyer Norman Siegel says he hopes the new president will listen to the families, who are seeking open and fair, but speedy trials for the prisoners who are being held there.

Trials at Guantanamo have been halted for 120 days while the Obama administration completes a review of the system for prosecuting suspected terrorists.


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