Guantanamo case to be heard by U.S. appeals court

WASHINGTON - The U.S Court of Appeals for the D.C.…

WASHINGTON – The U.S Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit is scheduled to hear arguments regarding 17 Turkic Muslims being held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.  U.S District Judge Richard Urbina last month ordered the immediate release of the 17 men into the United States in fear they will be tortured if returned to their homeland China. The Bush administration quickly sued to block Urbina’s order, citing security concerns.  However the case garners more controversy as President-elect Barack Obama is pledging to quickly shut down a U.S naval facility roundly condemned by the international community and many legal scholars.

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