- The Washington Times - Monday, April 6, 2009

WASHINGTON (AP) - Chinese Muslim detainees at Guantanamo Bay are asking the Supreme Court to order their release into the United States.

In court papers filed Monday, a group of Uighurs (WEE’-gurz) says the high court should overrule a federal appeals panel in Washington, which has blocked the release of the Uighurs.

A federal judge determined in October that the Uighurs should be freed because the Pentagon no longer considered them enemy combatants. U.S. District Judge Ricardo M. Urbina (ur-BEE’-nuh) said they should be allowed into this country because the administration could find no other country willing to accept them.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit said Urbina had gone too far in ordering the men released into the United States.


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