Supreme Court declines to rule on Gitmo detainee transfer process

The US Supreme Court on March 22 declined to rule in the case known as Kiyemba II, in which the court was asked to consider issues surrounding the transfer of Guantánamo Bay detainees. Lawyers for four Chinese Muslim Uighurs detained at Guantánamo were appealing an April 2009 ruling by the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Columbia Circuit, which held that US courts cannot prevent the government from transferring Guantánamo detainees to foreign countries on the grounds that detainees may face prosecution or torture in the foreign country. The case is separate from a case the court remanded to the DC circuit court earlier this month, known as Kiyemba I.

From Jurist, March 22. Used with permission.

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