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USA: The human rights scandal continues: Salim Hamdan’s habeas corpus petition dismissed

, Index number: AMR 51/197/2006

Amnesty International is deeply troubled by yesterday's ruling by a federal judge dismissing Guantánamo detainee Salim Ahmed Hamdan's habeas corpus petition, on the grounds that the Military Commissions Act strips the federal courts of jurisdiction to consider such appeals. Amnesty International reiterates that all those held in Guantánamo are unlawfully detained, and should either be charged with recognizably criminal offences, or released. The Guantánamo detention camp should be shut down. Amnesty International will continue to work for the repeal of the Military Commissions Act.

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