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Legal News
22 Mar 2009
by Lucas Tanglen

[JURIST] Lawyers for five Uighur [JURIST news archive] detainees at Guantanamo Bay [JURIST news archive] on Friday moved [motion, PDF; similar motion in related case] to have Defense Secretary Robert Gates [official profile; JURIST news archive] held in contempt after failing to have them freed or transferred. The motions refer … [read more]


Legal News
13 Jul 2008
by Andrew Gilmore

[JURIST] China executed two members of the Chinese Uighur Muslim [JURIST news archive] ethnic minority last week, according to a report from US-funded Radio Free Asia (RFA) [media website]. According to the report [RFA report], the two Uighurs, Mukhtar Setiwalki and Abduweli Imin, were executed after a public announcement of … [read more]


Legal News
1 Jul 2008
by Mike Rosen-Molina

[JURIST] A three-judge panel of the US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit Monday released declassified portions of last month's decision [PDF text] that a US Combatant Status Review Tribunal [DOD materials] had improperly designated a Chinese Uighur Muslim [JURIST news archive] detained at Guantanamo Bay as an enemy … [read more]


Legal News
23 Jun 2008
by Andrew Gilmore

[JURIST] A three-judge panel of the US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit Monday ordered [PDF text] the US government to release or transfer a Chinese Uighur Muslim [JURIST news archive] detained at Guantanamo Bay, ruling that Huzaifa Parhat had been improperly designated as an enemy combatant by a … [read more]


Professional Commentary
6 Apr 2008

Sabin P. Willett [attorney for Guantanamo Uighur detainee Huzaifa Parhat; Bingham McCutchen LLP]: "For years, lawyers for Guantanamo detainees have argued that the "evidence" on which their clients were held is remarkably flimsy. On Friday, April 4, 2008, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit … [read more]


Legal News
4 Apr 2008
by Steve Czajkowski

[JURIST] Lawyers for the US Department of Justice [official website] defended the six-year detention of Huzaifa Parhat, a Chinese Uighur Muslim, at Guantanamo Bay [JURIST news archive] in oral arguments before the US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit [official website] Friday. The US claims Parhat is an "enemy … [read more]


Academic Commentary
28 Mar 2008

JURIST Guest Columnist Seema Saifee, a litigator at Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP in New York representing several Uighurs detained at the US military prison at Guantanamo Bay, says the US government continues to damage its own image by holding the men - all cleared for release - in … [read more]


Legal News
29 Jun 2007
by Jeannie Shawl

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website; JURIST news archive] Friday agreed to hear the appeals [order list, PDF] of Guantanamo Bay detainees who are seeking habeas corpus review of their detentions. The Court denied petitions for certiorari [PDF text; JURIST report] in April, but reversed itself Friday:The petitions for … [read more]


Academic Commentary
14 May 2007

JURIST Special Guest Columnist Jonathan Hafetz, Counsel with the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University School of Law, says that DOJ-proposed restrictions on lawyers representing Guantanamo detainees would chill communications between lawyers and their clients, suppress information about detentions, and inhibit detainees from meaningfully contesting the allegations against … [read more]

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