USA: Federal judge orders release of five of six Guantánamo detainees seized in Bosnia in 2002

By AI International Secretariat, , Index number: AMR 51/141/2008

On 20 November 2008, Judge Richard Leon of the US District Court for the District of Columbia (DC) ordered five of six men seized in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) in January 2002 and taken to the US naval base in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, where they have been held without charge or trial ever since, to be released. The government could keep the sixth in detention, Judge Leon ruled.

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