For Immediate Release
Hearing Thursday In Habeas Case Of Guantánamo Detainee And ACLU Client Mohammed Jawad
Government Pushes To Continue Illegal Detention Even After Court Finds Inadequate Case Against Him
WASHINGTON - The
American Civil Liberties Union will be in court Thursday, July 30 at
10:30 a.m. EDT in Washington, D.C. in the habeas corpus case of
Guantánamo detainee Mohammed Jawad, who has been illegally detained by
the U.S. for almost seven years.
Despite having admitted that Jawad
was tortured and illegally imprisoned, the Obama administration last
week asked for permission to continue to hold him while it decides
whether to pursue a criminal case against him. The government's
request, filed in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia,
came after U.S. District Court Judge Ellen S. Huvelle had berated
government lawyers the previous week for their inadequate case against
Jawad. In a filing on behalf of Jawad yesterday, the ACLU said he
should be sent immediately home to Afghanistan.
More about Jawad’s case is available online at: www.aclu.org/jawad
Status conference in the habeas case of Guantánamo detainee and ACLU client Mohammed Jawad
Attorneys for Mohammed Jawad,
including Jonathan Hafetz, staff attorney with the ACLU National
Security Project, and U.S. Air Force Major David Frakt; attorneys from
the U.S. Department of Justice; and U.S. District Court Judge Ellen S.
Thursday, July 30
10:30 a.m. EDT
U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
333 Constitution Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20001
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