WASHINGTON – A military review has determined a second prisoner held at the U.S. base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, is wrongly classified as an enemy combatant, and he will be will released to his home country soon, a Pentagon official said Monday. Navy Secretary Gordon England refused to provide the man’s name or nationality. The State Department has been notified of the decision and will make arrangements to return him home. The prisoner would be the second to be released under a military process instituted to help satisfy the Supreme Court’s ruling this summer that prisoners at Guantanamo could challenge their detentions.
To bolster its case for each of the prisoners against any such challenge, the Pentagon set up tribunals that would review the circumstances of their capture and other factors to determine whether they are properly held.