조지 부시 행정부는 쿠바 관타나모의 수용소에 테러 용의자들을 무기한 억류한 것과 과련해 법률 자문단의 자문 내용을 거듭 무시했다고, 미국의 '워싱턴 포스트' 신문이 21 보도했습니다.

 
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워싱턴 포스트' 정부 전현직 관리들의 말을 인용해 부시 행정부는 이같은 정부의 억류는 대법원에 도전하는 것이라는 자문단의 경고를 무시했다고 보도했습니다

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 A U.S. media report says the Bush administration repeatedly ignored the legal advice of senior lawyers about its policy to indefinitely detain terrorism suspects at the military prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

The Washington Post newspaper quotes current and former administration officials who say the Bush administration dismissed warnings that the policy would likely be challenged in the U.S. Supreme Court.

The report cites an e-mail by a top State Department lawyer (John Bellinger) who said he virtually guaranteed federal courts would not uphold the practice of indefinitely detaining so-called "enemy combatants".

The U.S. Supreme court ruled earlier this month that foreign terrorism suspects held at Guantanamo Bay may challenge their detentions in a civilian court.

Some of the detainees have been held for more than six years.

The Bush administration views the tribunal system at the military facility as a valid alternative to the U.S. federal court system, in part, to protect secret evidence.