National Security

October 7, 2008

Judge orders 17 Guantanamo detainees released to U.S.

In a dramatic setback for the Bush administration, a federal judge ordered the U.S. government Tuesday to immediately release and transfer to the United States 17 Chinese-born Muslims detained for almost seven years at Guantanamo. The decision marked the first time a court has ordered the release of Guantanamo detainees into the U.S.

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