El Banna v. Bush

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El Banna v. Bush (Civil Action No. 04-cv-1144) is a writ of habeas corpus that was submitted on behalf of Guantanamo captive Jamil al-Banna, Bisher Al Rawi and Martin Mubanga.[1][2][3][4] They were also United Kingdom citizens, or residents.

George Brent Mickum was the lead counsel in this petition.[5]

cases amalgamated with El Banna v. Bush[6]
isn name notes
905 Jamil El-Banna
  • Lead petitioner in the case.
  • Not "captured on the battlefield". Apprehended in Gambia, while on a business trip with his friend Bisher Al-Rawi.
  • Was first held and interrogated in a CIA safe house in Gambia—not in the detention of the Gambian justice system.
  • Returned to Britain in 2007.
906 Bisher Al-Rawi
  • Not "captured on the battlefield". Apprehended in Gambia, while on a business trip with his friend Jamil el-Banna.
  • Was first held and interrogated in a CIA safe house in Gambia—not in the detention of the Gambian justice system.
  • Original arrest was nominally due to carrying a battery charger in his luggage.
  • Pressure for the United Kingdom to insist on his return mounted when it became public that he was an MI-5 informant who was betrayed by his MI-5 handlers.
10007 Martin Mubanga
  • A joint citizen of Zambia and the United Kingdom.
  • Captured in Zambia, not "captured on the battlefield".

Eligible to seek relief[edit]

On 3 July 2008 US District Court Judge Thomas F. Hogan listed this habeas petition on a list where former captives were eligible to seek relief.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "probono_El-Banna_Merits_Brief_Final.pdf" (PDF). pp. pages 81–136. Retrieved 2008-06-28. 
  2. ^ James R. Crisfield (18 October 2004). "Abdul Latif El Banna v. George W. Bush -- 04-CV-1144 (RWR)" (PDF). United States Department of Defense. Retrieved 2008-06-28. 
  3. ^ "Bisher Amin Khalil Al Rawi v. George W. Bush -- 04-CV-1144" (PDF). United States Department of Defense. 25 September 2004. p. pages 5–134. Retrieved 2008-06-01. 
  4. ^ George Brent Mickum IV (2008-07-14). "Guantanamo Bay Detainee Litigation: Doc 57 -- Petitioner's status report". United States Department of Justice. Retrieved 2009-03-05. 
  5. ^ "Lead Petitioners' Counsel in Guantanamo Habeas Cases" (PDF). Center for Constitutional Rights. January 8, 2007. Retrieved 2008-06-11. 
  6. ^ "RESPONDENTS’ RESPONSE TO COURT’S AUGUST 7, 2006 ORDER" (PDF). United States Department of Defense. August 15, 2006. Archived from the original on 2008-06-27. Retrieved 2008-06-23. 
  7. ^ Thomas Hogan (2009-07-03). "Petitioners seeking habeas corpus relief in relation to prior detentions at Guantanamo Bay". United States Department of Justice. Retrieved 2008-11-12.  mirror