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Attorneys for 74-Pound Cleared Guantánamo Hunger Striker Tariq Ba Odah Urge Court to Order Release Over DOJ Objections


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Attorneys for 74-Pound Cleared Guantánamo Hunger Striker Tariq Ba Odah Urge Court to Order Release Over DOJ Objections

NEW YORK - Attorneys for a 74-pound Guantánamo prisoner who is “on the precipice of death” according to three medical experts today urged a federal court to order his release despite the Obama administration’s opposition. Tariq Ba Odah, who is from Yemen but grew up in Saudi Arabia, has been held without charge since 2002 and was cleared for release in 2009.

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