This is a parallel case to Jalatzai v. Gates. In Wahid, our four clients had been detained at Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan since December 2008; after we sued in February 2010, three were released by December of that same year. In June 2012, the court granted the government’s motion to dismiss the case, finding that decision compelled by intervening decisions of the court of appeals. Four hours later, the government notified us and the court that our remaining client had been transferred three weeks earlier from U.S. custody to Afghan custody. We moved to vacate the decision and dismiss the case as moot; the court agreed and did so.
Wahid v. Gates
Pro Bono Law Firm(s)
Seton Hall Law School; International Justice Network
February 1, 2010