Release of One of Youngest at Gitmo Is Ordered
Posted on Jul 30, 2009
Here’s an update in the case of Mohammed Jawad: On Thursday the Afghan, one of the youngest detainees at Guantanamo Bay, was ordered released. He has been held there since 2002 and reportedly has been tortured.
While the U.S. dithers on his status, the same judge who earlier called Jawad’s case an “outrage” issued the release order.
The prisoner was accused of throwing a grenade that injured two GIs and their interpreter.
A US judge has ordered the release of one of the youngest detainees at the US detention centre in Guantanamo Bay.
US District Court Judge Ellen Huvelle said Mohammed Jawad would be released by late August. If so, he is expected to return home.
But government lawyers say they have not yet decided whether to pursue a criminal case against him.