No. 15-5250.

832 F.3d 364 (2016)

Mohammed JAWAD, also known as Saki Bacha, Appellant v. Robert M. GATES, Former Secretary of Defense, et al., Appellees.

United States Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit.

Decided August 12, 2016.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Eric S. Montalvo , Alexandria, VA, argued the cause and filed the briefs for appellant.

Steven D. Schwinn , Chicago, IL, was on the brief for amicus curiae The John Marshall Law School International Human Rights Clinic in support of plaintiff-appellant.

Lewis Yelin , Attorney, U.S. Department of Justice, argued the cause for appellees. With him on the brief were Benjamin C. Mizer , Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General, and Matthew M. Collette , Attorney.

Before: GRIFFITH, SRINIVASAN, and WILKINS, Circuit Judges.

The United States detained Mohammed Jawad at Guantanamo Bay Naval Base for more than six years until he was released and returned to his native Afghanistan in 2009. He has filed a damages action against the United States and various federal officials, alleging that they subjected him to torture while he was in their custody...

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