June 27, 2010

THEY MADE ME DO IT:

U.S. to repatriate Guantanamo detainee to Yemen after judge orders him to be released (Peter Finn, 6/26/10, Washington Post)

The Obama administration has decided to repatriate to Yemen a detainee held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, after he was ordered released by a federal judge who cited overwhelming evidence that the detainee had been held illegally for more than eight years by the United States, administration officials said.

In January, President Obama suspended the transfer of any detainees to Yemen because of concerns about the security situation in that country. But the case of Mohammed Odaini, who was 17 when he was picked up in Pakistan in 2002, has forced the administration to partially lift its suspension.

Posted by Orrin Judd at June 27, 2010 8:35 AM
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