Federal appeals court rejects Guantanamo detainee information release request Daniel Makosky at 4:39 PM ET
[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit [official website] ruled [opinion, PDF] Wednesday that governmental interests in the protection of sensitive information supersede a detainee's request for its disclosure. The decision overturns the district court's earlier finding in favor of Guantanamo Bay [JURIST news archive] detainee Djamel Ameziane [advocacy materials], who claims to have been subjected to torture [AP report] and is seeking release. In a heavily redacted opinion, the court found that insufficient deference had been paid to the government's assertions that releasing the materials would compromise national security and foreign policy interests.
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