Judge: Moving Detainee Requires Notice

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U.S. District Judge Gladys Kessler this week ordered the U.S. not to transfer a detainee in Afghanistan without giving his attorney at least 30 days’ notice.

The ruling, considered a “milestone” in challenges to indefinite detention, comes on behalf of Haji Rohullah has been in U.S. custody since August 2006, the Los Angeles Times reports.

The Times reports that Rohullah is among 650 prisoners at the U.S. Bagram Air Base and among 14,000 being held by the U.S. without charge worldwide.

Lawyers for Rohullah contend moving the detainee could place him even further beyond their reach and deprive any U.S. court of jurisdiction.

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