U.S Supreme Court issues order in favour of Algerian prisoner in Guantanamo bay

President Bush said not agree with Courts’ order

U.S Supreme Court issues order in favour of Algerian prisoner in Guantanamo bay

El Khabar, 15 June 2008

The U.S Supreme Court has granted yesterday the right of going to court to the Algerian prisoner named Nechla Boumediene, held at Guantanamo bay.
A statement released by the U.S Department of State, said the U.S Supreme Court issued an order in favour of the Algerian man imprisoned in Guantanamo, following the lawsuit he filled against the U.S President Georges W. Bush, protesting against the abusive imprisonment.
The Algerian prisoner required appearing before a U.S Court, to be fairly judged as high ranking officer unveiled that the Ministry of Defence falsified information, in view of involving the prisoners in terrorism cases. It is noteworthy that Nechla Boumediene belongs to the group of 6 Algerians abducted by the U.S Intelligence services from Bosnia Herzegovina, in Jan.2, 2002.
So the court issued an order in favour to the Algerian prisoner as 5 Judges voted in favour of him, while 4 voted against him, the panel of Judges was composed of 9 Judges, who have recognized the right of Guantanamo detainees of opposing the decision of their abusive imprisonment, and awarding them the right of filling a lawsuit, or submitting an application to appear before a U.S Court.
Just after the release of the Court order acquitting the Algerian prisoner, President Bush said he will abide by the Court’s order even if he did not agree with such an order. Mr. Bush added that a decision alike will be studied by its Government that will determine the way of its execution.

 

15-06-2008
By A.L/ Translation Section