National Security

November 20, 2008 1:46 PM

Judge orders release of 5 Guantanamo detainees

A federal judge ordered the speedy release Thursday of five Algerian men held for nearly seven years in Guantanamo Bay prison. One of those ordered released is Lakhdar Boumediene, whose appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court became the underpinning of a 5-4 decision that gave Guantanamo prisoners the right to challenge their detention in court.

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