Wednesday, 31 October 2012 14:15

Affirming Injustice: The Holy Land Ruling

The United States Supreme Court’s decision on Monday not to hear the final appeal in the case of the Holy Land Foundation, is a wake-up call for everyone concerned with the issue of fair trials in the US for Muslims. The decision has a particular resonance now, in the aftermath of the extradition six weeks ago of five Muslim men from Britain to the US.

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Andy Worthington laments how a politicized appeals court in the US has destroyed all notion of justice at Guantanamo.

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Monday, 28 February 2011 14:56

Abdullah al-Kidd

On March 16, 2003, al-Kidd was arrested at Dulles International Airport. Several days earlier, a judge had issued a material witness arrest warrant, and required his testimony in an upcoming trial; the FBI claimed (incorrectly) that al-Kidd had a one-way ticket to Saudi Arabia, and that since no extradition treaty existed between the US and Saudi Arabia, once he left he would not return.
Published in USA
Sunday, 30 January 2011 20:51

Mohamad Hammoud

Mohamad Hammoud and his brother ran a multimillion-dollar cigarette-smuggling operation with the intention of engaging in tax arbitrage, transporting at least $7.9 million worth of cigarettes from North Carolina (where the state tax was fifty cents per carton) to Michigan (where the state tax was $7.50 per carton).
Published in USA
Monday, 08 November 2010 12:48

Guantánamo, Exception or Rule?

When I was down in Guantánamo a few months ago, a veteran German journalist let it slip that she didn't much care for the place. "This," she confided in me, and many of the other journalists there as well, "is the worst place I have ever visited in my entire career."
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The conventional view has been that, despite the express reference in Article 10 to the right “to receive … information” it does not give rise to any corresponding right of access to official information.  This view was expressed most clearly by the Court of Human Rights in the well-known case of Leander v. Sweden ((1987) 9 EHRR 433).  The the [sic] applicant complained of a violation of his Article 10 rights when refused confidential Government information relating to an unsuccessful job application.
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The US District Court for the District of Columbia on Monday released a partially redacted opinion ordering the release of Yemeni Guantanamo Bay detainee Adnan Farhan Abdul Latif for lack of evidence.

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As Guantanamo has slowly been emptied, the Yemenis have remained almost static in terms of their presence thereby making them now the largest single nationality languishing at the detention centre. Cageprisoners interviewed Tina Foster to simply ask why that is and if the situation of the Bagram Yemenis she represents is even comparable.
Published in Interviews

Spanish National Court Judge Santiago Pedraz issued an arrest warrant Thursday for three US troops suspected of gunning down Spanish journalist Juse Couso [news archive] in Iraq.

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Thursday, 29 July 2010 17:15

Security risk men can be deported

Eight men deemed to be a threat to national security can be deported, the Court of Appeal has ruled.

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The Algerian prosecutor's office said Monday that former Guantanamo Bay detainee Aziz Abdul Naji had been indicted, but did not specify the charges.

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