Monday, May 4, 2009

Another Habeas Win

Today Judge Kessler granted the Habeas Petition by ALI AHMED. The hearing was two weeks ago and the unclassified opinion should be available by the end of the week.

Docket Text:
ORDER: For the reasons stated in this Court's Classified Memorandum Opinion, Petitioner Alla Ali Bin Ali Ahmed's Petition for a Writ of Habeas Corpus is hereby GRANTED; the Government shall take all necessary and appropriate diplomatic steps to facilitate Petitioner's release forthwith and shall report back to the Court no later than June 15, 2009, as to the status of Petitioner's release. Signed by Judge Gladys Kessler on 5/5/09. (CL, )

Add this to the torture techniques...

According to a recently declassified Justice Department document, the CIA believed that so-called “enhanced interrogation” techniques like sleep deprivation worked better when a detainee’s resistance was weakened from hunger. The agency, with the legal approval of the Justice Department, employed a regimen that sharply restricted the caloric intake of detainees in its custody — an intake distinctly below federal nutritional guidelines for inmates in U.S. prisons.