Jan 12- Over 135 members of the British government will file an amicus brief with the United States Supreme Court on Wednesday in support of the Guantanamo Bay detainees. Human rights groups also criticized the US, accusing it of violating the fundamental human rights of Guantanamo prisoners as Camp Delta starts its third year of operation.
The brief, presented by 85 members of the British parliament and more than 50 lords, is the first of its kind to ever be filed by members of the UK parliament. It contends that holding the 650 detainees at Guantanamo without charging them in a civilian court violates the US Constitution. It also stresses that under the Constitution the Bush Administration is fully accountable for its actions to the courts. Two other cases regarding the Guantanamo Bay detainees are currently under review by the US Supreme Court.
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