Another IJN Client Released from Bagram and Returned to Home Country

September 24, 2014, New York, NY.  Amanatullah Ali has finally been released from Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan, where he was imprisoned by the U.S. military for nearly a decade without charge or trial. On September 20, 2014, he was transferred to the custody and control of the Pakistani government, and arrived in Pakistan the same day. Amanatullah has been represented by the International Justice Network (IJN) and Lewis Baach PLLC for the past five years, but was held virtually incommunicado and never allowed to communicate directly with his attorneys during his imprisonment at Bagram; the U.S. government consistently denied his requests to do so.

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Yemeni Client Released from Bagram Reunited with His Family in Yemen

September 8, 2014, New York, NY. Amin al-Bakri has finally been reunited with his family in his homeland of Yemen. The Yemeni national had been imprisoned by the U.S. military at Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan for over a decade without charge, access to legal counsel, or a meaningful opportunity to challenge his imprisonment. The U.S. government transferred him to Yemeni custody on August 25, 2014, and Yemeni authorities released him to his family three days later, the family has just confirmed. Fadi al-Maqaleh, the other Yemeni prisoner at Bagram, was also released and reunited with his family on the same day as Mr. al-Bakri. The men’s transfer from Bagram to Yemen marked the first time the U.S. government has repatriated Yemeni nationals from an overseas military prison since 2010.

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IJN Announces Release of Yemeni Clients Repatriated from Bagram to Yemen

August 26, 2014, New York, NY. The International Justice Network (IJN) is delighted to announce that two of its clients,Fadi al-Maqaleh and Amin al-Bakri, have been released from Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan, were they had been imprisoned without charge for over a decade. On the evening of August 25, 2014, the U.S. government transferred the two Yemeni nationals to the custody and control of the Yemeni government.  The transfer is the first time that a detainee has been transferred from U.S. military custody to Yemen since 2010.

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