erzulie eardrum (erzulie_eardrum) wrote in amnestyint,
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Urgent: 17 Uighur detainees held at Guantánamo

In a landmark ruling on 7 October 2008, Judge Ricardo Urbina ordered the government to release into the USA the 17 Uighur detainees still held at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba. The government had earlier conceded that the 17 men are not “enemy combatants”, but the government is appealing the order, arguing that it “directly conflicts with the basic principle that the decision whether to admit an alien into the United States rests exclusively with the Executive”.

Call on the U.S. government to comply with the order, drop its appeals, bring the Uighur detainees into the USA, and work to find lawful, fair, safe and durable solutions in all their cases.

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