Military judge to rule on whether to ban female guards from touching Muslim detainees

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In this photo reviewed by U.S. military officials, a detainee whose name, nationality, and facial identification are not permitted, holds onto a fence as a U.S. military guard walks past the grounds of the maximum security prison at Camp 5 in the Guantanamo Bay U.S. Naval Base on June 26, 2006. Photo courtesy of REUTERS

In this photo reviewed by U.S. military officials, a detainee whose name, nationality, and facial identification are not permitted, holds onto a fence as a U.S. military guard walks past the grounds of the maximum security prison at Camp 5 in the Guantanamo Bay U.S. Naval Base on June 26, 2006. Photo courtesy of REUTERS

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(RNS) Their Muslim traditions, they say, prohibit women other than their wives or relatives from touching them.