Obaydullah v. Obama (D.D.C. Oct. 19, 2010)

October 22, 2010

* Obaydullah v. Obama (D.D.C. Oct. 19, 2010) (habeas denied)

Earlier this week, Judge Leon denied habeas relief to Obaydullah, a GTMO detainee from Afghanistan. In brief, the court concluded that the government had proved by the preponderance of the evidence that Obaydullah was part of al Qaeda, based on evidence that U.S. soldiers found a cache of landmines hidden near his home, they there was a notebook in Obaydullah’s possession that described how to create a remote-controlled IED, that Obaydullah had been seen in a car taking individuals to a hospital in the aftermath of an accident involving the creation of an IED, and that a vehicle matching that description was found at his home with bloodstains in it.