US President Barack Obama is expected to announce on Friday that he is reviving military trials for some of the detainees at Guantanamo Bay.
But legal rights for defendants facing the military commissions will be significantly improved, officials said. President Obama halted the trials as one of his first acts on taking office in January, saying the US was entering a new era of respecting human rights.
The decision to revive the military trials has angered civil rights groups.
There are currently 241 detainees still at the US base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
President Obama has pledged to close the camp by January 2010.
Administration officials told journalists that President Obama would announce plans to restart the military commissions – but with improved rights for detainees.
This is bullshit. Obama to revive lies.