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Manual for Military Commissions

Published January 18, 2007

Following the October 2006 passage of the Military Commissions Act, this manual provides procedures for trials of terror detainees. The manual allows detainees to represent themselves in court, and states that they must be present if classified information is presented in their cases. Regarding convictions, detainees may be convicted on the basis of hearsay or coerced evidence.

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