A federal appeals court ruled Monday that an Uighur Muslim held by the U.S. military was improperly labeled an "enemy combatant" by the Pentagon, CNN reported.
It's the first time a Guantanamo Bay detainee has been given an opportunity in a civilian court to try to secure his release.
The decision throws into serious doubt the underlying reasons for keeping Hazaifa Parhat in custody for more than six years.
A brief one-page order from the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington directed military officials to either "release or transfer Parhat, or to expeditiously hold a new [military] tribunal."
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