A federal appeals court has reversed a federal district court’s grant of a habeas petition to a Guantanamo detainee in a ruling that relaxed the evidence standards for the government to hold men at the U.S. Navy base. It is the first time the appeals court has overturned a district court’s ruling that a Guantanamo detainee should be freed.

The detainee, Mohammed Al-Adahi, is represented by a team of lawyers at Sutherland and King & Spalding.

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