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CCR Guantánamo Client Released from Secret Detention in Algeria, Still at Risk

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December 18, 2013, New York – Today, attorneys at the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR)confirmed that their client Djamel Ameziane, a man the U.S. forcibly repatriated to Algeria after nearly twelve years in Guantánamo without charge, was released from secret detention. CCR senior staff attorney Wells Dixon issued the following statement:

“We are relieved that Djamel has been released from secret detention in Algeria but remain deeply concerned. Djamel is very ill, and it is the responsibility of the Obama administration and the U.S. State Department to ensure his well-being.” 
 
For information on Djamel Ameziane’s case, visit CCR’s case page.
 
CCR has led the legal battle over Guantánamo for nearly 12 years – representing clients in two Supreme Court cases and organizing and coordinating hundreds of pro bono lawyers across the country to represent the men at Guantanamo, ensuring that nearly all have 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.

The Center for Constitutional Rights is dedicated to advancing and protecting the rights guaranteed by the United States Constitution and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Founded in 1966 by attorneys who represented civil rights movements in the South, CCR is a non-profit legal and educational organization committed to the creative use of law as a positive force for social change.