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Obama to request Guantanamo cases suspended

Prosecutors are to call on military judges to suspend cases before Guantanamo Bay military commissions for 120 days at the request of President Barack Obama.

world Updated: Jan 21, 2009 10:41 IST

Prosecutors are to call on military judges to suspend cases before Guantanamo Bay military commissions for 120 days at the request of President Barack Obama, documents seen late Tuesday said.

"In the interests of justice, and at the direction of the president of the United States and the secretary of defense, the government respectfully requests the military commission grant a continuance of the proceedings in the above-captioned case until 20 May 2009," said the document to be put forward by prosecutors Wednesday.