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