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The legal case remains very much alive, said Tom Wilner, a Washington, D.C., attorney who heads the residents' legal committee. Wilner went to court with the federal government when he represented 11 Kuwaiti prisoners held in the Guantanamo Bay detention center at the U.S. Navy base in eastern ...

Tom Wilner, a Washington lawyer who helped secure the right of detainees to challenge their detention, hopes Trump will take a fresh look at the situation. “I think if he looks at the facts objectively he will really see that Guantanamo really is a bad deal for America,” Wilner said. “There's no benefit to it, ...
Tom Wilner, a Washington lawyer who helped secure the right of detainees to challenge their detention, hopes Trump will take a fresh look at the situation. “I think if he looks at the facts objectively he will really see that Guantanamo really is a bad deal for America,” Wilner said. “There's no benefit to it, ...
In a 2004 landmark ruling, the United States Supreme Court ruled in the prisoners' favor, finding that “foreign enemy combatants” imprisoned at Guantanamo Bay had the right to challenge their detention in court. Tom Wilner, who represented the Kuwaitis in their court petition at the time, said he was ...
"The president knows that Guantanamo is wrong, legally and morally," says Wells Dixon, senior attorney for the Center for Constitutional Rights, who has .... Navy Lt. Cmdr. Kevin Bogucki, a longtime military prosecutor who spent eight years as a military-commissions defense lawyer before retiring in 2015.
The abuses asserted by Naji were also suffered by other detainees at Guantanamo, said Tom Wilner, an attorney who has represented Guantanamo detainees in two cases that went before the U.S. Supreme Court. "Cold cells, uncomfortable positions, beating them up, making them pee in their pants, the ...


 

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