March 13, 2014
by Nicholas Tomsho
The US Department of Defense on Wednesday announced the transfer of Guantanamo detainee Ahmed Belbacha to Algeria. Belbacha, a native Algerian who was detained in Pakistan in 2002, had been held at Guantanamo for 12 years without a trial or formal charges. Algeria tried Belbacha in absentia in ...[read more]
July 3, 2013
by Samuel Franklin
Four Guantanamo Bay prisoners filed a motion in the US District Court for the District of Columbia on Sunday asking the federal court to order the prison's officials to stop the practice of force-feeding hunger strikers. In their motion, Shaker Aamer, Ahmed Belbacha, Nabil Hadjarab and Abu Wa'el ...[read more]
April 5, 2010
by Steve Dotterer
Lawyers for an Algerian national detained at Guantanamo Bay on Monday filed an emergency motion in the US District Court for the District of Columbia to block the detainee's transfer to his home country. Petitioner Ahmed Belbacha renewed his request for an administrative stay of a February court... ...[read more]
November 30, 2009
by Zach Zagger
An Algerian court on Sunday sentenced Guantanamo Bay detainee Ahmed Belbacha to 20 years in prison for being part of an overseas terrorist group. Belbacha has been cleared for release from the US military prison facility but has said he does not want to return to his home country of Alge... ...[read more]
March 14, 2008
by Leslie Schulman
The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit Friday remanded to district court a bid by Guantanamo Bay detainee Ahmed Belbacha to obtain a preliminary injunction barring his transfer back to his home country of Algeria. The court in January had initially stayed his transfer against ...[read more]
March 2, 2008
by Devin Montgomery
Algerian Justice Minister Tayeb Belaiz on Sunday confirmed that officials from the country had visited the US base at Guantanamo Bay to identify Algerian detainees, and said that although the country would accept repatriation of the 17 still held there, some may face criminal charges upon their ...[read more]
January 1, 2008
by Mike Rosen-Molina
A US federal appeals court on Monday temporarily blocked the transfer of Guantanamo Bay detainee Ahmed Belbacha to his home country of Algeria while it considers Belbacha's request for a permanent bar against the transfer. Belbacha has been cleared for release from Guantanamo Bay, but he argues... ...[read more]
August 10, 2007
by Jeannie Shawl
The US Supreme Court on Friday denied the request of Guantanamo Bay detainee Ahmed Belbacha to stay his transfer to Algeria. Belbacha has been cleared for release from Guantanamo Bay, but he has says that he will be tortured and perhaps killed if returned to Algeria.Belbacha filed the emergency ...[read more]
August 3, 2007
by Michael Sung
The US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit lifted a stay Thursday on the transfer of Guantanamo Bay detainee Ahmed Belbacha to Algeria. The court instead put Belbacha's appeal on an expedited schedule. Belbacha is appealing a district judge's decision to deny his motion to stay his transfer... ...[read more]
July 31, 2007
by Brett Murphy
Algerian Guantanamo Bay detainee Ahmed Belbacha filed an emergency appeal with the US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit Monday to stop the government from transferring him from Guantanamo Bay to his home country, after US District Judge Rosemary M. Collyer denied his motion to stay the transfer ...[read more]

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