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Related Newswire Articles on Guantanamo – ACLU

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Newswire Updates from the ACLU:

ACLU Urges Supreme Court To Hear Case Of 17 Uighurs Detained Indefinitely At Guantanamo

from ACLU Newsroom

NEW YORK – The American Civil Liberties Union urged the United States Supreme Court in a friend-of-the-court brief to hear the case of 17 Chinese ethnic Uighurs who have been detained without charge for over seven years at Guantánamo Bay and whose continued detention was found unlawful by a federal district court. The district court ordered the Uighurs, who the government concedes are not “enemy combatants,” released into the U.S. because they cannot be returned to China given the threat of torture there, and because no other country has agreed to accept them. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit reversed that decision in February when it held that federal courts are powerless to order the men released into the U.S. even if their continued detention is illegal. In its friend-of-the-court brief filed yesterday, the ACLU urged the Court to review the D.C. circuit decision.

A video complementing ACLU’s article:

Keith Olbermann on the Death of Habeas Corpus

Keith Olbermann’s commentary on the President, and the signing of the bill stripping the writ of habeas corpus from american citizens.

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