Sunday, September 14, 2008

US to finance rehab center for Yemeni prisoners

Rehabilitation centre to be set up for Guantanamo returnees

By Nasser Arrabyee, Correspondent
Published: September 13, 2008, 21:10

Sana'a: A rehabilitation centre for Guantanamo returnees will be
established in Yemen with American support, official sources said.

The centre will aim to receive the Yemeni returnees and work to
reintegrate them back into society.

Around 100 Yemenis are still languishing in the American detention
centre in Cuba, with Yemenis representing the largest number of
some 270 various nationals who remain there.

"Yemen will be responsible for qualifying and rehabilitating the
returnees thoughtfully, culturally, psychologically, whereas the
American government will be funding the establishment and
outfits of the centre," the state-run 26 September newspaper
quoted an unidentified official as saying.

The official did not however say when the 100 Yemenis
will be released from Guantanamo.


I am back after a two week holiday and I am sorry to report that not much has happened in my absence. Two men were released to Afghanistan. I will post the info on them in the coming days. The government blew off some of the court's deadlines but as usual not much in the way of repercussions for the government. My appeal for my second client Razak Ali was remanded back to the district court without any action taken by the appellate court and of course no action will be taken by the district court(I was asking for his complete csrt record). My appeal for Al-Ghizzawi's medical records is still sitting in the appellate court with no sign that they know or care that the appeal is there. On the good news side Judge Sullivan in the district court held a hearing on medical records for another detainee and he seemed to be indicating that he might be willing to order the government to turn over some medical records. But of course that is only supposition right now and nothing has really happened except that he ordered more briefing.
I head back to the base in another week.