Thursday, April 02, 2009

Federal Court Rules in Favor of Afghanistan Detainees

Today U.S. District Judge John D. Bates ruled that some prisoners held by the United States military at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, have a right to contest their imprisonment. You can find an article on the ruling in the New York Times. The court opinion is available on the DC District Court's website.

Judge Bates states that the three detainees in the case have the same legal rights that the Supreme Court last year afforded to prisoners held at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba. For comparison, see the District Court's web page devoted to Guantánamo Bay Case Information.

For additional U.S. Court resources, see our guide.

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