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Guantanamo Terrorism Trial Comes to Abrupt Halt

A terrorism trial at the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, came to an abrupt halt Monday after a federal judge ruled that the defendant had not been given a chance to show he is a prisoner of war. Salim Ahmed Hamden's lawyers had challenged his detention in federal court. Hear NPR's Jackie Northam.

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Jackie Northam is NPR's International Affairs Correspondent. She is a veteran journalist who has spent three decades reporting on conflict, geopolitics, and life across the globe - from the mountains of Afghanistan and the desert sands of Saudi Arabia, to the gritty prison camp at Guantanamo Bay and the pristine beauty of the Arctic.