Filing 1307

STATUS REPORT In Response To Court's December 10, 2008 Minute Order by GEORGE WALKER BUSH, ROBERT M. GATES, DAVID M. THOMAS, JR, BRUCE VARGO. (Davis, Patrick)

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA ____________________________________ ) IN RE: ) ) Misc. No. 08-442 (TFH) GUANTANAMO BAY ) DETAINEE LITIGATION ) Civil Action No. 08-CV-1923 (GK) ____________________________________) STATUS REPORT Pursuant to this Court's December 10, 2008 Minute Order, undersigned counsel for the respondents states the following status of this case: 1) Muhammad Ahmad Abdallah Al Ansi, a national of Yemen, is the detainee- petitioner in this habeas corpus case. The petitioner is currently detained by the United States Department of Defense at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and is identified by Internment Serial Number 29. 2) 3) The Protective Order has been entered in this case. The detainee has not directly authorized this petition. It is brought through a putative next friend, Sami al Hajj, a former detainee. 4) A Combatant Status Review Tribunal convened by the Department of Defense determined the petitioner to be an enemy combatant. The petitioner has not been approved for release or transfer from Guantanamo Bay by the Department of Defense. The petitioner has not been charged with crimes triable by military commission under the Military Commissions Act of 2006. Dated: December 15, 2008 Respectfully submitted, GREGORY G. KATSAS Assistant Attorney General JOHN C. O'QUINN Deputy Assistant Attorney General /s/ Patrick D. Davis_____________ JOSEPH H. HUNT (D.C. Bar No. 431134) VINCENT M. GARVEY (D.C. Bar No. 127191) TERRY M. HENRY ANDREW I. WARDEN (IN Bar No. 23840-49) PATRICK D. DAVIS (D.C. Bar No. 978772) Attorneys United States Department of Justice Civil Division, Federal Programs Branch 20 Massachusetts Avenue N.W. Washington, DC 20530 Tel: (202) 305-0169 Fax: (202) 616-8470 Attorneys for Respondents

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