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Other Decisions Decision 08-1310 (RMU) (07/10/2008)

Authority: District Court for the District of Columbia (USA)

Date: 10/07/2008

Subject: The district judge has ordered the immediate release on American territory of 17 persons detained for 7 years in the prison of Guantanamo. According to the judge, an indefinite detention not supported by serious evidence (without good cause) is in contrast with the Constitution and the inalienable right to personal freedom.

Original language: English

Classification: Freedoms - Art. 6 Personal liberty - Justice - Art. 47 Right to an effective remedy before a tribunal

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