Gitmo Prisoner Must Be Tried or Freed, Court Rules

Administration's 'enemy combatant' designation invalidated
By Jonas Oransky,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 23, 2008 5:39 PM CDT
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(Newser) – In a rebuke of the Pentagon's Guantanamo policy, a federal appeals court has ruled that a prisoner was improperly designated an "enemy combatant," the New York Times reports. The ruling—issued Friday and announced today but not released in full because parts of it are classified—ordered that the prisoner have a new military hearing or be transferred or released.

Said the lead lawyer for Huzaifa Parhat, an ethnic Uighur who's been in custody for 6 years, “This raises enormous questions about just who they are holding at Guantanamo.”