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US Appeals Court Rules In Favor Of Gitmo Detainee

United States Court of Appeals
FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA CIRCUIT
No. 06-1397 September Term 2007
Filed On: June 23, 2008

Huzaifa Parhat,

Petitioner

v.

Robert M. Gates, Secretary of Defense, et al.,

Respondents

BEFORE: Sentelle, Chief Judge, and Garland and Griffith, Circuit Judges

N O T I C E

On Friday, June 20, 2008, the court issued an opinion to the parties in the above-captioned case. Pursuant to the Detainee Treatment Act of 2005, the court held invalid a decision of a Combatant Status Review Tribunal that petitioner Huzaifa Parhat is an enemy combatant. The court directed the government to release or to transfer Parhat, or to expeditiously hold a new Tribunal consistent with the court's opinion.

The court also stated that its disposition was without prejudice to Parhat's right to seek release immediately through a writ of habeas corpus in the district court, pursuant to the Supreme Court's decision in Boumediene v. Bush, No. 06-1195, slip op. at 65-66 (U.S. June 12, 2008). Because the opinion contains classified information and information that the government had initially submitted for treatment under seal, a redacted version for public release is in preparation.

Per Curiam
FOR THE COURT:
Mark J. Langer, Clerk
BY: /s/Nancy G. Dunn
Deputy Clerk

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VIEW ORIGINAL: US COURT OF APPEALS NOTICE OF DECISION

ENDS

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