Federal appeals court remands Guantanamo detainee bid to block Algeria transfer Leslie Schulman at 4:22 PM ET
[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit Friday remanded [PDF text] to district court a bid by Guantanamo Bay detainee Ahmed Belbacha [BBC profile] to obtain a preliminary injunction barring his transfer back to his home country of Algeria. The court in January had initially stayed [JURIST report] his transfer against the urging of the Bush administration. Belbacha has been cleared for release from Guantanamo Bay [JURIST news archive], but says he will be tortured or killed by either the government or al Qaeda if returned to Algeria.
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