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Monday, April 22, 2013

UK court allowed government one week to seek release of US intelligence
Sarah Steers at 12:00 AM ET

On April 22, 2009, a judge for HM Courts and Tribunals Service stated that he would allow the UK government seven days to request the release of classified information related to the detention of Binyam Mohamed from the US government, or the court would issue the request order itself. Mohamed alleged that he was arrested in Pakistan, transferred to Moroccan agents and tortured, and later sent to Guantanamo Bay. Seven years after his initial arrest, Mohamed was released and returned to the UK. Lawyers representing Mohamed at his US military commission trial requested documentation of his torture, but the information provided was significantly redacted.

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Learn more about military detention from the JURIST news archive, and read an overview of Guantanamo Bay in Features.

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