January 18, 2009
by Lucas Tanglen
The US Department of Defense (DOD) on Saturday announced it had transferred six detainees out of Guantanamo Bay. The detainees, four of whom were sent to Iraq, one to Algeria, and one to Afghanistan, were found to be eligible for transfer after what DOD called a comprehensive series of review... ...[read more]
January 9, 2009
by Michael
Haji Bismullah, Haji Mohammad Wali v. Robert M. Gates, US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, January 9, 2009. Read the full text of the opinion. Reported in JURIST's Paper Chase here... ...[read more]
May 9, 2008
by Abigail Salisbury
The US Department of Justice indicated Thursday that the Pentagon will review the enemy combatant status of Afghan Guantanamo detainee and US federal court litigant Haji Bismullah in light of what was referred to as new evidence, according to SCOTUSblog. The notification came... ...[read more]
February 15, 2008
by Jaime Jansen
The Bush administration filed a petition for certiorari with the US Supreme Court Thursday in the case of Gates v. Bismullah, seeking to limit the information it must provide to courts in cases involving Guantanamo Bay detainees classified as enemy combatants. Last July, a three-judge pa... ...[read more]
July 20, 2007
by Michael Sung
Haji Bismullah and Haji Mohammad Wali v. Robert M. Gates, Secretary of Defense, US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, July 20, 2007. Read the full text of the decision. Reported in JURIST's Paper Chase here... ...[read more]
May 14, 2007
by JURIST Staff
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 ...[read more]
May 5, 2007
by Bernard Hibbitts
Rear Adm. Harry Harris, commander of the US military prison at Guantanamo Bay, has said that he supports so-called habeas visits of lawyers with detainees at the facility and no longer endorses visit restrictions along the lines outlined in a recent US Department of Justice filing with... ...[read more]
April 26, 2007
by Jeannie Shawl
Lawyers visiting Afghan detainee Haji Bismullah at Guantanamo Bay should be subject to tightened restrictions, including limited access to their client and evidence, the US Justice Department has urged in court papers filed with the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. Under ...[read more]
October 25, 2006
by Joshua Pantesco
The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit is currently reviewing proposed rule changes that would place further restrictions on attorney contact with detainees now held at Guantanamo Bay. The rules, submitted in government court filings for use in the case against Haji ...[read more]

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