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PY 202 GITMO Uighur's in Palau
Transcript of PY 202 GITMO Uighur's in Palau
Dr. A. Swamy
PS202: Government In The US How did Guantanamo Bay become a detainee center? September 18, 2001
Authorization for Use of Military Force Who are the Uighurs? How did they get detained in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba? “[O]ur country imprisoned the Uighurs as part of quid pro quo with China. China is one of the five countries on the United Nations Security Counsel. In 2002 and 2003, we needed China`s support to invade Iraq. In exchange for Chinese acquiescence in our war plans, we agreed, among other things, to label the Uighurs as terrorists and house them at Guantanamo.” Why can't they be expatriated to China or released in the US? Opposition to GITMO and support from international laws
Uniform Code of Military Justice 2002 Boumedine v. Bush (US Court of Appeals reversed it)
The White House could not refuse the right to habeas corpus unless they took part in rebellion or invasion
as stated in the Constitution's Suspension Clause.
2004 Rasul v. Bush
Allowed non-US citizens habeas corpus despite GITMO's location in Cuba.
2005 Hamdan v. Bush
Allowed Boumedine case using Geneva Conventions and Uniform Code of Military Justice.
Hamdan's exclusion from certain parts of the trial
2006 Supreme Court reversed Court of Appeals ruling
Stated that President G.W. Bush had no authority to set up war crime tribunals Since 2003 - Pentagon decided that the Uighurs are non-enemy combatants
2008 Kiyemba v. Obama
October 2008 Federal Judge Ricardo Urbina orders GITMO prisoners released from prison on a habeas corpus petition
Feb 2009 – DC Circuit Court reversed decision: Uighurs to be detained indefinitely
April 2009 – Petition of Writ of Certiorari
Oct 2009 – Case was heard but not all agreed to be relocated to... 2008 Presidential Campaign
January 2009 - Executive Order 13492
Led to the creation of Guantanamo Review Task Force Allowed the use of US Armed Forces on those allegedly responsible for the attack or linked to Al-Qaeda or the Taliban. Former George W. Bush administration intelligence and national security officials tell The Daily Caller that the intelligence President Barack Obama acted on when authorizing the mission to kill al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden was likely obtained during enhanced interrogations and/or at the Guantanamo Bay (Gitmo) detention facilities.
Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2011/05/03/fruits-of-osama-bin-laden-intelligence-possibly-fell-from-obama%e2%80%99s-forbidden-tree/#ixzz1LPlkRPcr