Judge rules Afghan militant has been held in Guantánamo illegally, in what lawyers say is the first such ruling in 10 years

Posted on AllSides October 21st, 2021
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A federal judge has found that a former Afghan militant has been held unlawfully at the Guantánamo Bay detention camp, the first time in 10 years that a detainee has won such a case against the U.S. government, his lawyers said.

U.S. District Judge Amit P. Mehta in Washington this week entered a final order and two classified opinions in the case of Asadullah Haroon Gul. One opinion granted Gul’s petition for a writ of habeas corpus after finding he was not part of al-Qaeda, but another found that the...

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