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Justice Supreme Court refuses to hear appeal of longtime Guantánamo detainee (+video)

Abdul Al Qader Ahmed Hussain has spent a third of his life in US custody. His lawyers say there's no evidence he was an enemy combatant, but the US Supreme Court on Monday declined to take up his appeal.

By Staff writer / April 21, 2014

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The US Supreme Court on Monday declined a plea from lawyers for a longtime Guantánamo detainee to examine whether federal judges are applying a rigorous enough legal standard when assessing whether the American military has enough evidence to continue to hold suspected enemy combatants indefinitely without charge at the Guantánamo prison camp.