Attorneys Say He Must Now Be Transferred From Guantánamo Without Delay
March 11, 2022, New York and Washington, D.C. – Today, the Convening Authority for Military Commissions approved a final sentence of 10 years for Majid Khan. Applying credit for time served from the date of his guilty plea on February 29, 2012, Mr. Khan's sentence ended on March 1, 2022. His legal team responded:
We look forward to working with the Biden administration to ensure that Mr. Khan is promptly and safely resettled in a third country where he can be reunited with his wife and daughter, and begin the next chapter of his life.
Mr. Khan abandoned involvement with terrorism more than a decade ago, and, having renounced it, has been providing unwavering, substantial cooperation to U.S. authorities. He has completed his military commission sentence and must be transferred from Guantánamo without delay.
Mr. Khan is represented by the Center for Constitutional Rights, Jenner & Block LLP, and the Military Commissions Defense Organization.
The Center for Constitutional Rights has led the legal battle over Guantánamo for more than 20 years – representing clients in two Supreme Court cases and organizing and coordinating hundreds of pro bono lawyers across the country, ensuring that nearly all the men detained at Guantánamo have had the option of legal representation. Among other Guantánamo cases, the Center represents the families of men who died at Guantánamo, and men who have been released and are seeking justice in international courts.
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