The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit affirmed Judge Tanya Chutkan's April 19 preliminary enjoining the transfer of John Doe in Doe v. Mattis. Judge Sri Srinivisan’s opinion for the court and Judge Karen Henderson’s dissent remain under seal pending a security review.
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Maintaining Guantanamo is fast becoming silly.
The United States transferred two Libyan detainees, Omar Khalifa Mohammed Abu Bakr and Salem Abdul Salem Ghereby, from Guantanamo Bay to Senegal on Monday.
Here's the Pentagon's accouncement:
The Department of Defense announced today the transfer of Ali Ahmad Muhammad al-Razihi, Khalid Abd-al-Jabbar Muhammad Uthman al-Qadasi, Adil Said al-Hajj Ubayd al-Busays, Sulayman Awad Bin Uqayl al-Nahdi, and Fahmi Salem Said al-Asani from the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay to the Government of the United Arab Emirates.
Wherein I eat crow, I double down on part of my criticism of the New York Times editorial page, and Shaker Aamer's lawyer responds to my post.
A long-time Guantanamo detainee goes back to Britain, though he is not British, where he is a cause celebre for no apparent reason.
From Defense One:
The Guantanamo detainee, as readers likely know, argued in a February motion that the end of the United States' war in Afghanistan, as recognized by President Obama, requires his release from Guantanamo. On Wednesday, Al-Warafi filed his reply brief on that issue. It opens as follows:
From the Washington Post (via the Associated Press):
TORONTO — A former inmate at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, who was convicted of killing a U.S. soldier, was released on bail Thursday after a judge refused a last-ditch attempt by the Canadian government to keep him imprisoned.
A markup of the FY2016 defense bill---which includes, as per usual and among other things, provisions restricting transfers of Guantanamo detainees---will get underway at 10:00 a.m. at the House Armed Services Committee.
Embedded video is below; a copy of the Chairman's mark can be found here. (Interested readers can find NDAA-related background here, too.)