#Detainees held at #Bagram air base in #Afghanistan have lost their latest bid to challenge their imprisonment.
Rahman alleges that the United States military captured him during a night raid of his home in
December 2008 and that he has been held ever since "without charge, without access to counsel, and without any judicial review or independent and impartial administrative process." He says he poses
no threat to the United States or to the coalition forces.
Judge Gwin followed the lead of prior cases in concluding Bagram detainees, unlike those held at Guantanamo Bay, do not enjoy habeas rights. The judge wrote:
"The Court recognizes certain inconsistencies about—and the unsettled nature of—the United States’s intentions for Bagram. But the lack of a certain end-date is not sufficient to extend the writ of habeas corpus to detainees."