Federal Judge Orders Release of Chinese Muslims
7 October, 2008
Judge Urbina said that the detention of the 17 prisoners â€” members of the Uighur ethnic group, a restive Muslim minority in western China â€” was unlawful, noting that the Constitution prohibits indefinite imprisonment without charges.
â€œI think the moment has arrived for the court to shine the light of constitutionality on the reasons for the detention,â€ he said.
Yay! Someone who’s read, understood and cares about the constitution!