General News of Wednesday, 11 January 2017Source: Graphic.com.ghSupreme Court to hear Gitmo 2 case Feb 8The two detainees were sent to Ghana from the Guantanamo Bay detention facility in CubaThe Supreme Court has fixed February 8 to commence hearing into the case in which the government was being challenged for allegedly bringing into the country two former Guantanamo Bay detainees without recourse to the laws of the land. This was after the court had struck out issues three and four, which boarded on the sovereignty of the United States. The decision by the Supreme Court to strike out issues three and four came after the Attorney General’s representative, Mr Sylvester Williams, prayed the court to withdraw issues three and four. The Supreme Court had earlier ordered the government of Ghana to release its agreement with the United States government regarding the acceptance of two Guantanamo Bay detainees into the country. The two Guantanamo Bay detainees, Atef and Al-Dhuby, had been in detention for 14 years by the United States after being linked with the terrorist group Al-Qaeda.
Source: GhanaWeb January 11, 2017 12:35 UTC