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Thu Oct 21, 2021, 12:56 PM

Judge rules Afghan militant has been held in Guantnamo illegally, in what lawyers say is the first

Source: Washington Post

such ruling in 10 years

A federal judge has found that a former Afghan militant has been held unlawfully at the Guantánamo Bay detention camp, the first time in 10 years that a detainee has won such a case against the U.S. government, his lawyers said.

U.S. District Judge Amit P. Mehta in Washington on Tuesday entered a final order and two classified opinions on Asadullah Haroon Gul’s petition for a writ of habeas corpus and immediate release, court filings confirmed, without disclosing their contents.

Spokeswomen for the court and the Justice Department declined to comment, but a U.S. official confirmed that the petition was granted and that the opinion was undergoing classification review before release.

“This is a landmark victory for the rule of law and a much-needed reminder to the US government that there are limits on what it may do in the name of national security,” Gul attorney Tara Plochocki said in a written statement.



Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/legal-issues/guantanamo-bay-detainee-held-illegally/2021/10/21/1a54245e-31c2-11ec-9241-aad8e48f01ff_story.html

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Thu Oct 21, 2021, 03:17 PM

1. Cue the Chickenhawk crowd whining about this one too.....

CNN will be swearing blue faced that it's Biden's fault and point to his falling popularity in a poll they commissioned to prove it.

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Thu Oct 21, 2021, 05:02 PM

2. K&R

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