Courts | A federal judge rules that 17 detained Uighurs be freed and allowed to live in the United States
by Emily Belz
Posted 10/08/08, 12:00 am
WASHINGTON-A federal judge ruled Tuesday that the U.S. government must release 17 Uighurs, who are Chinese Muslims, from its enemy combatant prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Though a government appeal late Wednesday stayed the order for the time being, this is the first time prisoners would be released from Guantanamo by court order.