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What Will Happen to Al-Marri and Guantanamo Detainees?

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What Will Happen to Al-Marri and Guantanamo Detainees?

In addition to signing executive orders banning torture and closing Guantanamo, President Obama has ordered a review of the case of Ali-ali Marri. Al Marri is accused by the government of being a sleeper agent for Al-Qaeda. He was detained in Peoria Illinois, where he was about to start graduate school at Bradley university in 2001. He was initially charged with fraud and false statement charges. But just before Al-Mari was about to go trail in 2003 the Bush administration pulled him out of civilian courts and charged him as an enemy combatant. He's been in a military brig in South Carolina ever since.

He is now the only “enemy combatant” on U.S. soil. A law suit challenging Al-Mari's dentition is about to heard in the Supreme Court. The Obama administration will receive a 30-day delay to review his case and make a decision about how they want to proceed. Yesterday as president Obama signed the executive order  where he declared Al-Mari clearly a dangerous individual. We spoke to Jonathan Hafetz his lead counsel to Ali al-Marri. He's staff attorney with the ACLU National Security Project

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