Gitmo Uighurs seek Supreme Court review of transfer process

Lawyers for four Chinese Muslim Uighurs detained at Guantánamo Bay filed a petition with the US Supreme Court Nov. 10, raising issues with the policy for transferring detainees from the facility. The case, known as Kiyemba II, is an appeal from an April ruling by the US District Court for the District of Columbia, and is separate from a case that the Court agreed to hear last month, known now as Kiyemba I. A critical issue raised in the appeal is whether a federal court can require the government to give 30 days notice before detainees can be transferred out of Guantánamo. This period would give the detainees time to bring any claims such as persecution or torture in US courts before they are transferred to locations outside of federal court jurisdiction. (Jurist, Nov. 11)

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