History repeats itself.

In this article Tuesday,  an attorney for the Uighurs who are being held in Guantanamo said, “I’ve never heard anyone argue our relations with other nations are a basis for holding someone.” But really, that was the government’s argument for holding the slaves in the Amistad case.
And now, as in that case, the courts are blocking their release. As Emi McLean, a CCR attorney said, “Seventeen men were told yesterday that they were going to be released after nearly seven years of wrongful detention. Now, they have to be told that their detention will continue to be indefinite.”

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