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20-10-09, 10:39
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Associated Press
WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court is taking up a new case about the rights of Guantanamo detainees, this time involving prisoners who remain in custody even after the Pentagon determines they're not a threat to the U.S.

The court said it will hear a challenge from Chinese Muslims at the U.S. naval base in Cuba who are no longer are classified as enemy combatants. Last year, the court said in a 5-4 ruling that federal judges could ultimately order some detainees to be released, depending on security concerns and other circumstances.

But a federal appeals court overturned a judge's order to do just that in the case of the Chinese Muslims or Uighurs, saying judges lacked authority to order detainees released into the U.S.

Separately, the court refused to hear an appeal from the parents of David Boim, a 17-year-old boy killed in a 1997 drive-by shooting in Beit El on the West Bank. They had sued several U.S.-based Islamic fundraising groups and Mohammed Abdul Hamid Khalil Salah, saying they contributed money to Hamas and should be held responsible for civil damages in their son's death.

Mr. Salah was in an Israeli prison for carrying Hamas-intended funds when Mr. Boim was killed. A law that could have made him liable was enacted while he was in prison. A federal appeals court says it didn't apply to Mr. Salah because he was in prison.

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20-10-09, 20:20
Ulargha sot echilip bolghuche hokimet ularni Palaugha yollap bolidu. Ularning teqdiri ashu adem anglap baqmighan tohuning kozidek kichik aralda hechyerge baralmay ahirlishidu. Bir Guantanamodin yene bir Guantanamogha baridu halas.