Supreme Court Won’t Hear Detainee Appeal

 

The Supreme Court declined Tuesday to take a new case involving a Guantanamo Bay detainee who was ordered released by a federal judge before an appeals court said he could continue to be held.

The court turned down an appeal from Mohammed Al-Adahi, a Yemeni who has spent more than eight years at the U.S. naval base in Cuba.

In 2009, U.S. District Judge Gladys Kessler said there was not “reliable evidence” to justify al-Adahi’s continued detention, despite his family ties to Osama bin Laden, his admission that he met with the terrorist mastermind in the weeks before the Sept. 11 attacks and his attendance at an al-Qaida training camp.

But last year, the federal appeals court in Washington voted 3-0 to reverse Kessler’s decision, saying she displayed insufficient skepticism about al-Adahi.

Supreme Court Won’t Hear Detainee Appeal

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