USA: Justice Years Overdue: Federal court hearing for Uighur detainees in Guantánamo

Index Number: AMR 51/110/2008

On 30 September 2008, the US government finally conceded that none of the remaining 17 Uighur detainees held since 2002 in military custody in the US Naval Base in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, are “enemy combatants”. The Uighur detainees should be released into the USA, and given access to the US asylum system. Justice is years overdue for these Uighur detainees. There must be no more delays, no more indefinite detention, and no more ill-treatment. The remedy begins with release into the USA.

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