As Guantanamo inches toward closure, the story of Saifullah Paracha and his son Uzair tells us much about the contradictions of U.S. policy during the global war on terror. Their intertwined stories undercut the notion that Guantanamo was or ever could be a legal system separate and apart from the federal courts.
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Judge Mehta’s 2021 decision granting Guantanamo Bay detainee Asadullah Haroon Gul’s writ of habeas corpus defines what the government must show to prove that a member of a former “associated force” should also be considered a part of al-Qaeda.
The Justice Department asserted that hostilities between the U.S. and al-Qaeda are ongoing to justify the time it is taking to facilitate Khan’s resettlement, months after he completed his sentence.
Al-Qahtani Repatriated to Saudi Arabia Following Judge’s Grant of His Motion for a Mixed Medical Commission
Al-Qahtani’s own Mixed Medical Commission was mooted by his repatriation, but his case may have opened up a new avenue for Guantanamo detainees.
The anniversary of the opening of the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay is an opportunity to reflect on the facility’s legacy and identify the mistakes made so that they are not repeated.
The letter urging clemency came after Khan last week became the first former prisoner at a black site to give an account of the so-called enhanced interrogation techniques agents used to extract information from terrorism suspects.
The latest episode of the National Security Law Podcast
We’re back with another round of discussion and debate featuring co-hosts Steve Vladeck and Bobby Chesney, working through the latest national security law developments. Tune in for:
We’re back with a new episode! Tune in as your co-hosts Professor Steve Vladeck and Bobby Chesney discuss and debate:
Abu Zubaydah, a detainee held at Guantanamo, wants testimony from two former CIA contractors about his treatment at a CIA black site in connection with a criminal inquiry in Poland. The government says their testimonies could expose state secrets.