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29-05-09, 23:25
May 29th, 2009
Administration asks Supreme Court to reject Uighers’ appeal
Posted: 09:35 PM ET
By Terry Frieden
CNN Justice Producer

WASHINGTON (CNN) — The Obama Administration late Friday asked the Supreme Court to reject an appeal by Chinese Muslim dissidents who want the Justices to hear their plea to be brought to the United States from the military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and released.

The Justice Department in its filing urged the high court to refuse to review a Circuit Court decision overturning a lower court which had ordered the Uighers brought to Washington and immediately set free.

The dispute has become a central issue in President Obama’s promise to close Guantanamo Bay Naval Base prison by January 2010.

Unregistered
30-05-09, 00:02
Obama administration asks high court to reject Uighurs' release from Guantanamo Bay into US

MARK SHERMAN Associated Press Writer

9:17 PM MDT, May 29, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration, picking up the argument of its predecessor, is opposing the release of Chinese Muslim detainees at Guantanamo Bay into the United States.

In papers filed with the Supreme Court late Friday, the administration says a group of Uighurs (pronounced WEE'-gurz) are being lawfully held at the U.S. Navy base in Cuba even though they are not considered enemy combatants.

The administration says a federal appeals court ruling that blocked the Uighurs' release in the United States should be upheld. The government is trying to find another country to take them.

The Uighurs' "continued presence at Guantanamo Bay is not unlawful detention, but rather the consequence of their lawful exclusion from the United States," Solicitor General Elena Kagan told the court.

The men are held apart from the other detainees, in the least restrictive conditions, Kagan said. "They are free to leave Guantanamo Bay to go to any country that is willing to accept them," she said.

The court could decide by late June whether to hear the Uighurs' case.

A federal judge determined in October that the Uighurs should be freed because the Pentagon no longer considered them enemy combatants. U.S. District Judge Ricardo M. Urbina said they should be allowed into this country because the administration could find no other country willing to accept them.

The Bush administration appealed Urbina's decision and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit said Urbina had gone too far in ordering the men released into the United States.

The three-judge appeals panel suggested the detainees might be able to seek entry by applying to the Homeland Security Department, which administers U.S. immigration laws. But the court bluntly concluded that the detainees otherwise had no constitutional right to immediate freedom after being held in custody at Guantanamo without charges for seven years.

The Uighurs argue that last year's Supreme Court ruling that granted Guantanamo detainees the right to go to federal court to seek their freedom is meaningless if they can continue to be held.

Uighurs are from Xinjiang, an isolated region that borders Afghanistan, Pakistan and six Central Asian nations. They are Turkic-speaking Muslims who say they have long been repressed by the Chinese government. China has said that insurgents are leading an Islamic separatist movement in Xinjiang. The Uighur detainees were captured in Pakistan and Afghanistan in 2001.

Albania accepted five Uighur detainees in 2006 but since has balked at taking others, partly for fear of diplomatic repercussions from China.

http://www.wpix.com/news/nationworld/sns-ap-us-supreme-court-guantanamo-detainees,0,5949311.story

Unregistered
30-05-09, 13:59
Americadiki Uyghurlar emisi Obamani salihan Uyghurlarha baidatigidu dep. Xuwahtida men mushutorbetida Obamadinmu baida tekmeidu, biz ozimizha tayanmisah bolmaidu dep xutalashtatishde pikir bergen. Karihanda Obamadin hili baida kiliwathan ohxaidu.

Unregistered
30-05-09, 16:54
Qerindashlar,

bizge peqet uzimizdin baxqa hichkim --- ya Turk ya Amerika ya Rus --- yardem qilmaydu !
Biz peqet bir-birmizni hurmetlep, bashqa barliq sirt tesirini kalimizdin chiqirip tashlap, birge ittipaq bulup peqet UYGHUR ismi bilen ish qilghinimizda kurishimiz ghelbilik bolidu !

Unregistered
30-05-09, 18:00
Obama, hazir nime toghruluk sozlise shuning baziri kasat boliwatidu. Obama nurghun pul bilen mashinaszlikni kutuldurimen dise, ular weyran boliwatidu, u energiye zapisi teyyarlayman dise mayning bahasi osuwatidu, u internet kutkuzimen dawatidu, kandak bolidu bilmiduk, u birdem tagdin bir dem baghdin sekrawatidu, kim bilidu u ak saraygha kandak tiz kirgen bolsa shundak tiz qikip kitemdu tihi.U uyghurlarni ekemenglar dise ekilidighanlar qikip kilishimu mumkin.

Unregistered
31-05-09, 09:02
obama, hazir nime toghruluk sozlise shuning baziri kasat boliwatidu. Obama nurghun pul bilen mashinaszlikni kutuldurimen dise, ular weyran boliwatidu, u energiye zapisi teyyarlayman dise mayning bahasi osuwatidu, u internet kutkuzimen dawatidu, kandak bolidu bilmiduk, u birdem tagdin bir dem baghdin sekrawatidu, kim bilidu u ak saraygha kandak tiz kirgen bolsa shundak tiz qikip kitemdu tihi.u uyghurlarni ekemenglar dise ekilidighanlar qikip kilishimu mumkin.
amerkining siyasit shundak. Bir organning digan gepi bilanla bir ishni bir terep kilmaydu. Shunga bu yarde kanun kuqluk. President deginni kiliman digan bilan, uning pikiri bashka hokimat organliri teripedin munazir kilinidu. Andin karar qikirdu. Bu hokimat organliri bir birsining ustidin dawamlik tekshurup turudu.
Ihtizatmu ohshashla shhundak yolda mangidighan nerse. Hazirki amerkining ihtizati biraz yahshi emes likin bashka yerlega karighanda yene yahshi

Unregistered
31-05-09, 09:37
I really wonder what US are doing !
They captured innocent people and braught to jail. And now US is asking other countries to take them. US need to correct their mistake and bring these Uyghur immediately to US and let them start a new life ! Otherwise, who will believe that US is a democratic country ?

Unregistered
01-06-09, 22:21
I really wonder what US are doing !
They captured innocent people and braught to jail. And now US is asking other countries to take them. US need to correct their mistake and bring these Uyghur immediately to US and let them start a new life ! Otherwise, who will believe that US is a democratic country ?

If you don't believe it that is your problem! If had your country and your country had a 9/11 like US did, what would you do? US did what they should do to protect their own country. Yes, they made a mistake but look what they are doing for Uighurs. They are not accepting anybody but Uighurs. We are being first. You need to realize that. God bless America and Americans!

Unregistered
01-06-09, 23:20
Friday, May 29, 2009

http://corner.nationalreview.com/post/?q=OGNmMjhiYzk4MGY5ODJiNjlhOGU4YTk0NGY3MWFhNTk

Uighurs: Sometimes, the Obama Friday Night Bad News Dump Is Bad for the Left [Andy McCarthy]

The Obama Justice Department told the Supreme Court this evening that the Uighurs have no right to be released into the United States.

The Uighurs, Chinese Muslim detainees held at Guantánamo Bay, received terrorist training at al-Qaeda affiliated camps (from an organization formally designated as a foreign terrorist organization under U.S. law) and were captured after the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan. They are the Left's combatant cause célèbre. The military took the incoherent position that they were trained al-Qaeda terrorists but that their real beef was with China, not us. Thus, the federal courts have held that they are not enemy combatants. The government has been trying to relocate them for years but no country will take the remaining 17 — other than China, where our treaty obligations arguably forbid us from sending them because there is reason to believe they'd be persecuted.

Of course, it's one thing to say that they are not enemy combatants and should therefore be released. It is quite another thing, though, to say that they should be released into the United States (which, because of their terrorist affiliations, would violate federal immigration law). But as Cliff noted earlier today, alluding to the stellar work of Tom Joscelyn at the Standard, federal judge Richard Urbina did try to order their release into the U.S. (Here at NRO, the editors weighed in on Judge Urbina's absurd decision, here.) Fortunately, in a well reasoned decision authored by Judge Raymond Randolph (which I discussed here), the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals overruled Judge Urbina, holding that just because courts have the power to review whether a prisoner is properly designated an enemy combatant does not mean they have the power to order the release into the United States of those found not to be enemy combatants.

The Uighurs appealed, and today the Justice Department filed its responsive brief. Solicitor General Elena Kagan argued — consistent with the Bush administration position — that the Uighurs have no right to be released into the U.S. As Lyle Denniston recaps at SCOTUSblog:

The brief holds to the position of the Bush Administration that a court’s power to issue a remedy in a habeas case — in the wake of the Supreme Court’s mandate that the detainees have a constitutional right to seek their freedom — is limited to a finding of eligibility for release, without an actual release from captivity while diplomatic negotiations to resettle a prisoner continue.

The D.C. Circuit Court ruled that no federal court has the authority to order release of a Guantanamo prisoner into the U.S., and the Solicitor General argued that that decision is correct.

“The court of appeals,” the brief said, “properly recognized that whether to admit an alien into the United States presents a question wholly distinct from issues concerning detention abroad — and a question that is reserved to the political Branches.”

The Supreme Court, it added, “has repeatedly stressed that whether to allow an alien into the United States is a sovereign prerogative that requires the consent of the political Branches.”

The Uighurs, the government brief said, “would like the federal courts to order that they be brought to the United States, because they are unwilling to return to their home country. But they have no entitlement to that form of relief.”

This is entirely correct, but it will enrage the Left — understandably, given that Attorney General Holder raised expectations that the Uighurs would soon be released in the U.S., prompting an outraged response from Congress (including congressional Democrats in Virginia, the likely site of any Uighur settlement in the U.S.). Watch tomorrow as our usual conservative commentator suspects insist that we must give President Obama great credit for doing the right thing for national security — and conveniently ignore that the president tends to do the right thing only after knuckle-dragging right-wingers push back against his (and his Justice Department's) reliable inclination to do the wrong thing.