Federal judge blocks transfer of Guantanamo detainee to Tunisia Melissa Bancroft at 7:29 PM ET
[JURIST] US District Judge Gladys Kessler of the DC District Court [official website] has directly intervened to block the transfer of a Guantanamo Bay [JURIST news archive] detainee to Tunisia, where he faced the threat of torture. In her decision last week, which was not made public until Tuesday, Kessler granted a preliminary injunction [order, PDF] preventing the Defense Department from transferring Mohammed Abdul Rahman [Wikipedia profile] until the Supreme Court rules in a case currently on its docket concerning the rights of Guantanamo detainees.
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