Tuesday, July 01, 2008


Uighurs Muslims from western China win round

A federal appeals court found that accusations against a Muslim from western China held for more than six years were based on bare and unverifiable claims.The appellate panel reviewed Mr. Parhat’s case under a limited procedure Congress provided for challenging military hearings at Guantánamo. The case was argued before the Supreme Court’s decision on June 12 that detainees have a constitutional right to seek release in more expansive habeas corpus proceedings.

The 17 Uighurs now held at Guantánamo say they are allies, not enemies, of the United States. see 2006, opinion

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