June 12, 2008
by Mike Rosen-Molina
The US Supreme Court ruled Thursday in the consolidated cases of Munaf v. Geren and Geren v. Omar that federal courts have jurisdiction over habeas corpus petitions filed by American citizens detained abroad by US military personnel, even if the military is operating under a multinational force. ...[read more]
March 25, 2008
by Andrew Wood
Sharon Bradford Franklin: The Supreme Court heard oral argument today in Munaf v. Geren and Geren v. Omar, in which two American citizens being detained by U.S. authorities in Iraq seek judicial review of their detentions through habeas corpus. The United States government argues that the Ame... ...[read more]
March 25, 2008
by Joshua Pantesco
The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments Tuesday in the consolidated cases of Munaf v. Geren and Geren v. Omar, 06-1666, and 07-394, where the Court is considering whether federal courts have jurisdiction over habeas corpus petitions filed by American citizens detained by US military personnel ...[read more]
March 24, 2008
by JURIST Staff
JURIST Special Guest Columnist Sharon Bradford Franklin, senior counsel at the Constitution Project, amicus in the US Supreme Court in support of habeas petitioners Mohammed Munaf and Shawqi Omar in Munaf v. Geren and Geren v. Omar, says that American citizens should be able to challenge their ...[read more]
March 1, 2008
by Nick Fiske
An Iraqi appeals court on Friday overturned the conviction and death sentence of Mohammad Munaf, a US citizen and former translator charged with orchestrating the kidnapping of three Romanian journalists held for 55 days in Iraq in 2005. Munaf's lawyer said that the charges were dismissed after... ...[read more]
December 7, 2007
by Jeannie Shawl
The US Supreme Court granted certiorari in six cases Friday afternoon, including the consolidated cases of Munaf v. Geren (06-1666) and Geren v. Omar (07-394), where the Court will decide whether US citizens held by US forces in Iraq can challenge their detention and seek to prevent US forces ...[read more]
April 6, 2007
by Gabriel Haboubi
A three-judge panel of the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled Friday that it lacks authority to interfere with an Iraqi court conviction and pending death sentence for US citizen Mohammad Munaf, and could not grant a writ of habeas corpus. The court recognized that ...[read more]
November 13, 2006
by Melissa Bancroft
The US Supreme Court Monday denied an application by US citizen Mohammad Munaf for a temporary injunction postponing his transfer to Iraqi custody where he faces the death penalty for his involvement in a 2005 kidnapping in Iraq. Munaf, who was convicted and sentenced to death by an Iraqi judge in ...[read more]
November 6, 2006
by Bernard Hibbitts
Jonathan Hafetz: Attorneys today asked the U.S. Supreme Court to stop the United States from transferring Mohammed Munaf, a American citizen, to the custody of the Iraqi government. Mr. Munaf has been in US custody in Iraq for more than 16 months. An Iraqi Court sentenced Mr. Munaf to death... ...[read more]
November 6, 2006
by Jaime Jansen
Mohammad Munaf, a US citizen convicted and sentenced to death by an Iraqi judge, asked the US Supreme Court Monday to delay his transfer to Iraqi custody while US courts consider his case. Munaf was arrested in Romania in 2005 on kidnapping charges for allegedly kidnapping and detaining three ...[read more]

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