Skip to comments.Supreme Court Allows Detainee Transfer
Posted on 08/10/2007 12:52:05 PM PDT by SmithL
WASHINGTON, (AP) -- The Supreme Court said Friday it would not prevent the U.S. from transferring an Algerian army veteran from Guantanamo Bay to his home country.
Ahmed Bel Bacha, who has been held at Guantanamo for five years, has argued he would be tortured if turned over to Algerian officials. One of at least two dozen detainees who have expressed fear of abuse if sent home, Bel Bacha asked the court not to let the U.S. send him back to Algeria.
In a one-sentence order, the Supreme Court denied his request.
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Collyer, Rosemary M.
hey..this sounds like a good idea
let ‘em ALL go to their respective homes,
after putting out the word that they helped the U.S. with information.
Wait a minute! I thought he was being tortured at Gitmo. Now I'm alllll confused.
I agree, Buh Bye!
First the Libs say we can’t bring terrorists into Gitmo. Now they say we can’t take terrorists out of Gitmo. Are they sayin’ we should take no prisoners?
In a one sentence reply SEE YA DIRT BAG.
I’ll be tortured if I’m sent home?...So, all of a sudden, Gitmo seems like a really nice place?........
I love it! Whats next, terrorists applying for asylum?
Have a nice flight, el belcher!
Why would he make this argument if he was being tortured in Gitmo? What difference would it make?
You mean he isn't being tortured in Gitmo and the usual liberal suspects have been lying to us?
Yep. Guantanamo Bay is a U.S. military base... Doh!
Am I missing something here?
It seems I have been told that Gitmo is the worst ‘hell on earth’ that there is. Inmates are suing to stay there? Next thing you know the msm will start telling me the surge is working.
NOTE The following text is a quote:
Release No: NR-122-14
March 13, 2014
Detainee Transfer Announced
The Department of Defense announced today the transfer of Ahmed Belbacha from the detention facility at Guantánamo Bay to the Government of Algeria.
As directed by the President’s Jan. 22, 2009, Executive Order, the interagency Guantánamo Review Task Force conducted a comprehensive review of this case. As a result of that review, which examined a number of factors, including security issues, Belbacha was designated for transfer by unanimous consent among the six departments and agencies comprising the task force.
In accordance with congressionally-mandated reporting requirements, the administration informed Congress of its intent to transfer this individual.
The United States is grateful to the Government of Algeria for its willingness to support ongoing U.S. efforts to close the Guantánamo Bay detention facility. The United States coordinated with the Government of Algeria to ensure this transfer took place with appropriate security and humane treatment assurances.
Today, 154 detainees remain at Guantánamo Bay.
By Jordain Carney
March 13, 2014
SNIPPET: “Belbacha was determined to be a “probable member” of al-Qaida, including attending a Qaida-backed training camp and having associations with terrorist organizations, according to a leaked assessment from the Pentagon’s Joint Task Force at Guantanamo in 2006.
The report notes that while he is of low intelligence value, Belbacha could pose a threat to the United States, its interests, and its allies.”