Hufaiza Parhat v. Robert M. Gates -- Notice Filed On: June 23, 2008

Hufaiza Parhat v. Robert M. Gates -- Filed On: June 23, 2008  (2008) 

United States Court of Appeals

FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA CIRCUIT

No. 06-1397
September Term 2007

Filed On: June 23, 2008

Huzaifa Parhat,

Petitioner
v.

Robert M. Gates, Secretary of Defense, et al.,

Respondents
BEFORE: Sentelle, Chief Judge, and Garland and Griffith, Circuit Judges
N O T I C E

On Friday, June 20, 2008, the court issued an opinion to the parties in the above-captioned case. Pursuant to the Detainee Treatment Act of 2005, the court held invalid a decision of a Combatant Status Review Tribunal that petitioner Huzaifa Parhat is an enemy combatant. The court directed the government to release or to transfer Parhat, or to expeditiously hold a new Tribunal consistent with the court's opinion. The court also stated that its disposition was without prejudice to Parhat's right to seek release immediately through a writ of habeas corpus in the district court, pursuant to the Supreme Court's decision in Boumediene v. Bush, No. 06-1195, slip op. at 65-66 (U.S. June 12, 2008). Because the opinion contains classified information and information that the government had initially submitted for treatment under seal, a redacted version for public release is in preparation.

Per Curiam
FOR THE COURT:
Mark J. Langer, Clerk
BY: /s/Nancy G. Dunn
Deputy Clerk