Filing 593

Consent MOTION for Extension of Time to Provide Evidence of Authorization by KHALED ABD ELGABAR MOHAMMED OTHMAN, ABD AL MALIK ABD AL WAHAB, GUANTANAMO BAY DETAINEE LITIGATION (Kadidal, Shayana)

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IN RE: GUANTANAMO BAY DETAINEE LITIGATION Doc. 593 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA ннннннннннннннннннннннннннннннннннннннннн x : IN RE: : : GUANTANAMO BAY : Misc. No. 08-442 (TFH) DETAINEE LITIGATION : : ннннннннннннннннннннннннннннннннннннннннн x : OTHMAN, et al., : : Petitioners, : : v. : No. 05-CV-2088 (RWR) : BUSH, et al., : : Respondents. : : ннннннннннннннннннннннннннннннннннннннннн x CONSENT MOTION FOR EXTENSION OF TIME TO PROVIDE EVIDENCE OF AUTHORIZATION Undersigned counsel for Petitioner Khaled Abd Elgabar Mohammed Othman filed the instant petition based on a next friend authorization from Petitioner's acquaintance Abd Al Malik Abd Al Wahab, and counsel for Petitioner have subsequently been in contact with Petitioner's immediate family in Yemen. Pursuant to the Court's Order dated July 29, 2008, and in accordance with the "Protective Order and Procedures for Counsel Access to Detainees at the United States Naval Base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba" dated September 11, 2008, undersigned counsel respectfully move the court to grant counsel an additional 90 days to provide evidence of direct authorization. We request this period of time in light of the difficulties involved in scheduling visits to the base over the coming months. Counsel for Petitioner has contacted counsel for Respondents, Andrew Warden, who has indicated that the government does not object to the requested 90 day extension. Dated: New York, New York September 29, 2008 Respectfully submitted, /s/ sdk Shayana D. Kadidal (D.C. Bar No. 454248) Gitanjali S. Gutierrez Pardiss Kebriaei CENTER FOR CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS 666 Broadway, 7th Floor New York, New York 10012 Tel: (212) 614-6438 Fax: (212) 614-6499 Counsel for Petitioners 2

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