The ACLU has filed a response to the government's notice of its intent to transfer John Doe, an American held in U.S. military custody in Iraq.
Latest in Detention: Law of: District Court Development
On Tuesday, the Justice Department filed a notice informing the D.C. federal district court of the government's intention to transfer the detained John Doe U.S.-citizen enemy combatant to the custody of another country in no fewer than 72 hours.
Another individual held at Guantanamo Bay has launched a new round of challenges to his detention.
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:
The response was filed on Friday, in the habeas case of Al-Warafi v. Obama. Have a look:
Such is this gist of this quite important Motion to Grant Petition For Writ of Habeas Corpus, filed last night by attorneys for Guantanamo detainee Mukhtar Yahia Naji al Warafi. His filing opens as follows:
Such is the gist of Judge Richard Roberts' order, issued yesterday in the context of the high-value Guantanamo detainee's habeas case in D.C. district court.
The opinion opens:
On Friday, Judge Gladys Kessler of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia denied detainee Abu Wa'el Dhiab's bid for a preliminary injunction against certain Guantanamo force-feeding procedures.
The court's memorandum opinion concludes as follows:
We continue with our coverage of a preliminary injunction hearing in the case of Guantanamo detainee and intermittent hunger-striker Abu Wa’El (Jihad) Dhiab.