Court Unseals Ruling Denying Paracha Petition for Habeas Corpus

By Quinta Jurecic
Saturday, April 4, 2020, 2:01 PM

The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia unsealed a ruling denying Guantanamo detainee Saifullah Paracha's petition for habeas corpus. In the January decision, the court held that the government may detain Paracha on the basis of evidence that he rendered "substantial support" to al-Qaeda and the Taliban, though he was not a member of either. The decision is available here and below.