May 28, 2014
by Addison Morris
Chinese officials in the western region of Xinjiang on Tuesday held a public rally at a sports stadium for the mass sentencing of criminals, in which 55 individuals were sentenced before a crowd of 7,000 people. While three received death sentences for crimes including "violent terrorism," other ...[read more]
January 2, 2014
by Nicholas Tomsho
The US Department of Defense (DOD) announced Tuesday that three Uighur Muslim detainees were transferred to Slovakia from the Guantanamo Bay military prison. The detainees, Yusef Abbas, Saidullah Khalik and Hajiakbar Abdul Ghuper, were the last three members of the Chinese ethnic minority being ...[read more]
October 7, 2010
by Dwyer Arce
On October 7, 2008, a judge for the US District Court for the District of Columbia ordered the release 17 Uighur detainees from the military prison at Guantanamo Bay, ruling that the Constitution forbids their indefinite detention without cause. Judge Ricardo Urbina gave the government until the ...[read more]
May 28, 2010
by Sarah Miley
The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on Friday refused to order a new evidentiary hearing in the case of five Chinese Muslim Uighurs detained at Guantanamo Bay. Instead, in a per curiam decision, the court reinstated its original opinion, which gives political branches ...[read more]
March 24, 2010
by Michael Kraemer
Two Uighurs held at Guantanamo Bay were transferred to Switzerland on Wednesday. Switzerland granted humanitarian type B residence permits allowing the two to live in the canton of Jura. Both have agreed to respect Swiss laws, learn the local language, and secure gainful employment. The US ...[read more]
March 22, 2010
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The US Supreme Court on Monday declined to rule in the case known as Kiyemba II, in which the court was asked to consider issues surrounding the transfer of Guantanamo Bay detainees. Lawyers for four Chinese Muslim Uighurs detained at Guantanamo were appealing an April ruling by the US Court of ...[read more]
March 5, 2010
by Steve Dotterer
Lawyers for seven Chinese Muslim Uighurs detained at Guantanamo Bay filed a motion Thursday to remand proceedings from the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit to the US District Court for the District of Columbia. The motion comes just days after the US Supreme Court ordered ...[read more]
March 1, 2010
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The US Supreme Court on Monday ordered a lower court to reconsider the case of seven Chinese Muslim Uighurs detained at Guantanamo Bay. The court originally granted certiorari in Kiyemba v. Obama to determine whether it is within the power of the judicial branch to order the release of detainees ...[read more]
February 13, 2010
by Bhargav Katikaneni
The US Supreme Court Friday ordered the Obama administration and lawyers for Chinese Uighurs detained at Guantanamo Bay to file briefs explaining how Switzerland's decision to accept two Uighurs as refugees affects their pending habeas petition. The Court originally granted certiorari in Kiyemb... ...[read more]
February 7, 2010
by Ximena Marinero
The US Department of Justice (DOJ) on Friday urged the US Supreme Court to dismiss as moot an appeal filed by Chinese Muslim Uighurs detained at Guantanamo Bay. The court granted certiorari in the case, known as Kiyemba I, in October to determine whether it is within the power of the judicial ...[read more]

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