USA: US Court of Appeals blocks release of Guantánamo Uighurs as government resorts to ‘scare tactics’

Index Number: AMR 51/113/2008

Faced with a clear and principled judicial order to release into the USA 17 Uighur detainees unlawfully held at Guantánamo, the US administration has resorted to scaremongering. A federal appeals court has blocked, at least temporarily, the men’s release into the USA. These men have borne the costs of nearly seven years in indefinite detention without charge or trial. Remedy is years overdue.

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