Empty Evidence

At the end of a hectic week at Guantánamo, which saw the Obama administration overcome its previous inability to release prisoners (just two were released from January to May), it was announced that, following the release of four Uighurs to Bermuda, the return of Guantánamo’s youngest prisoner, Mohammed El-Gharani, to Chad, and the repatriation of … Continue reading “Empty Evidence”

Free the Guantánamo Uighurs!

On Friday, court-watchers received some deeply depressing news – 33 pages of unconstitutional hogwash directed at the Supreme Court by President Obama’s Justice Department [.pdf], in which no stone of dubious legality was left unturned in the administration’s desperate and unprincipled attempts to mimic its predecessors by preventing 17 Uighurs at Guantánamo from being resettled … Continue reading “Free the Guantánamo Uighurs!”

Out of Guantánamo and Into Court

In a move that seems to open up a route out of Guantánamo for prisoners accused of having an active involvement with international terrorism that does not involve reviving the much-criticized system of trials by military commission, the Justice Department announced today that Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani, a Tanzanian, one of 14 "high-value detainees" transferred to … Continue reading “Out of Guantánamo and Into Court”