Lawyers Demand Release of Chinese Muslims – Josh White

From the Washington Post, an update on the case of the Uighur men being detained at Guantanamo Bay:

Attorneys for a group of Chinese Muslims held for nearly five years in the U.S. military prison at , Cuba, filed suit yesterday, asking that the men be released immediately and alleging that they have been held as part of a political deal between the United States and China.

Citing new laws that allow detainees to challenge their status as “enemy combatants,” the lawyers argue that their seven clients — ethnic Uighurs (pronounced wee-gurs) — have never taken up arms against the United States or its allies. They contend that the men have been labeled wrongfully as terrorist suspects because they oppose the Communist Chinese government. [Full text]

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