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Associated Press
20-11-08, 12:21
Conservatives call on Bush to free Muslim Uighurs

By HOPE YEN – 2 hours ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — A group of conservatives is chastising the Bush administration for refusing to free 17 Turkic Muslims being held without charges at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, saying their continued detention defies legal principles and "undermines our standing in the world."

The 10 conservatives, including legal scholars and officials who worked for Republican presidents, said the Uighurs — a group of Muslims from China — should be freed immediately because they are no longer considered enemy combatants. Their statement comes as a federal appeals court was set to hear arguments next week on whether the Bush administration overstepped its constitutional bounds by blocking the Uighurs' release.

"The executive branch is wrong to have detained the Uighurs for nearly seven years without meaningful review," says a letter being released Thursday by The Constitution Project, a bipartisan think tank. "Moreover, it is wrong in opposing the exercise of their habeas corpus rights, and it is wrong in asserting they can be detained indefinitely."

The letter was signed by Stephen E. Abraham, a 26-year veteran of military intelligence who played a key role in the "enemy combatant" hearings at Guantanamo Bay before repudiating the process last year; Col. Lawrence B. Wilkerson, who served as chief of staff to former Secretary of State Colin Powell; and Bruce Fein, former associate deputy attorney general in the Reagan administration.

"The continued detention of the 17 Uighurs in Guantanamo compromises our principles and undermines our standing in the world," they wrote.

U.S. District Judge Ricardo M. Urbina in October ordered the government to immediately free the detainees into the United States, criticizing their detention as having "crossed the constitutional threshold into infinitum."

But the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit blocked their release while the Justice Department appeals the decision, a process that could take years.

At issue is whether a federal judge has the authority to order the release of prisoners at the U.S. naval facility at Guantanamo Bay who were unlawfully detained by the U.S. and cannot be sent back to their homeland.

The Uighurs (pronounced WEE'-gurz), who are Turkic-speaking Muslims in western China, have been cleared for release but fear they will be tortured if they are turned over to China.

The Bush administration, which contends the Uighurs are too dangerous to be admitted into the U.S., has said it was continuing "heightened" efforts to find another country to accept them. Albania accepted five Uighur detainees in 2006 but since has balked at taking others, partly for fear of diplomatic repercussions from China.

Other signers to Thursday's statement are David Keene, chairman of the American Conservative Union, a lobbying group; Richard Epstein, a prominent conservative legal scholar at the University of Chicago; former FBI director William Sessions; Thomas B. Evans Jr., former co-chairman of the Republican National Committee; Mickey Edwards, former chairman of the House Republican Policy Committee; John W. Whitehead, president of The Rutherford Institute; and Don Wallace Jr., chairman of the International Law Institute.
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Rushan Abbas
20-11-08, 12:39
STATEMENT CALLING FOR THE RELEASE OF THE UIGHURS

On Wednesday, October 7, 2008, federal district judge Ricardo Urbina ordered the release of Guantanamo detainees whom the Bush administration admits are not enemy combatants. Detained for nearly seven years and of Uighur-Chinese ethnicity, these 17 men were ordered to appear at a hearing in Washington, D.C. on October 10 to determine the terms of their release. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit issued a stay while it considers the administration's appeal of that ruling.

Unfortunately, the Uighurs cannot be repatriated to China, their homeland, due to state sponsored persecution, and it is an open question whether any country would admit them. The United States government proposes to confine the Uighurs indefinitely in Guantanamo, is continuing to narrowly construe the federal court's ability to exercise its habeas corpus powers, and is actively seeking to prevent their appearance in court.

While it is clearly necessary for the United States to detain foreign terrorists to protect national security, that is not at issue here. The continued detention of the 17 Uighurs in Guantanamo compromises our principles and undermines our standing in the world.

The right of habeas corpus is the preeminent safeguard of individual liberty and separation of powers. It provides for meaningful judicial review of executive actions. The executive branch is wrong to have detained the Uighurs for nearly seven years without meaningful review. Moreover, it is wrong in opposing the exercise of their habeas corpus rights, and it is wrong in asserting they can be detained indefinitely.

This is not a partisan issue. Conservatives and liberals, Republicans and Democrats, advocates of a strong president, a strong Congress, and a strong federal judiciary all believe that the system of checks and balances created by our country's founders is required to preserve Americans' freedoms and liberties and our country's security.

The administration's ongoing opposition to habeas corpus review is a symptom of a greater illness: the inability to create a fair, consistent, and constitutional process for those it deems "enemy combatants." The administration cannot place the Uighurs in limbo and abdicate responsibility for resolving the problems it created.



List of signatories*:

Stephen E. Abraham—Partner, Fink & Abraham LLP; Lieutenant Colonel, Military Intelligence, United State Army Reserve (Ret.)

Mickey Edwards, President, Aspen Institute; Lecturer at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University; former Member of Congress (R-OK) and Chairman of the House Republican Policy Committee

Richard A. Epstein—James Parker Hall Distinguished Service Professor of Law, University of Chicago Law School; Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution

Thomas B. Evans, Jr. —Chairman, The Evans Group, Ltd.; former U.S. Representative (R-Del.); former Co-Chairman Republican National Committee

Bruce Fein—Constitutional lawyer and international consultant at Bruce Fein & Associates and the Litchfield Group; former Associate Deputy Attorney General to Ronald Reagan

David Keene—Chairman, American Conservative Union

William S. Sessions—Partner, Holland and Knight LLP; former Director, Federal Bureau of Investigation; former Chief Judge, United States District Court for the Western District of Texas

Don Wallace, Jr.—Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center; Chairman, International Law Institute

John W. Whitehead—President, The Rutherford Institute

Lawrence B. Wilkerson—Visiting Pamela C. Harriman Professor of Government at the College of William and Mary; Professional Lecturer in the University Honors Program at the George Washington University; former Chief of Staff to Secretary of State Colin Powell; Colonel, United States Army (Ret.)

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21-11-08, 03:58
Roshen abbas hanim konserwatip digen nime gep chushendurup qoyghan bolsingiz,

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21-11-08, 11:18
Ihtiyari Muhbir aliliri, sizge oxshash herqandaq sharayitta milli menpet teripide turidighan ademlerni Konserwatip deymiz. Menisi mundaq: Mutessip, eneniwi, Ehtiyatchan.

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