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Petitioners,

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SAEED MOHAMMED SALEH
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HATIM, et al.,
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BARACK H. OBAMA, et al.,
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IN RE:
GUANTÁNAMO BAY

DETAINEE CONTINUED
ACCESS TO COUNSEL







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Civil Action No. 05-1429 (RCL)

Misc. No. 12-398 (RCL)



Case 1:12-mc-00398-RCL Document 40 Filed 05/28/13 Page 1 of 4

IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT

FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA





PETITIONERS’ MEMORANDUM IN SUPPPORT OF

“EMERGENCY MOTION FOR EXPEDITED HEARING ON

THE RIGHT OF ACCESS TO COUNSEL”




On May 22, 2013, undersigned counsel filed an Emergency Motion Concerning Access

to Counsel on behalf of Saeed Mohammed Saleh Hatim (ISN 255) in Civil Action No. 05-1429

(RCL) and on behalf of certain other detainees in In re: Guantanamo Bay Detainee Continued

Access to Counsel, Miscellaneous Docket No. 12-398 (RCL).1 The motion sought urgent relief

from recently-imposed, unjustified burdens upon detainees’ access to counsel.


1 These other detainees’ cases are: Abdullah v. Bush, Civ. No. 05-0023 (RWR) (D.D.C.); Al-
Baidany v. Obama, Civ. No. 05-02380 (CKK) (D.D.C.); Al-Bihani v. Obama, Civ. No. 05-1312
(RJL) (D.D.C.); Alhag v. Obama, Civ. No. 05-2199 (RCL) (D.D.C.); Al-Mithali v. Obama, Civ.
No. 05- 2186 (D.D.C.); Al-Zarnouqi v. Obama, Civ. No. 06-1767 (RCL) (D.D.C.); Anam v.
Obama, Civ. No. 04-1194 (TFH) (D.D.C.); Al Qyati and Al Azani v. Obama, Civ. No. 08-2019
(RBW) (D.D.C.); Al Warafi v. Obama, Civ. No. 09-2368 (RCL) (D.D.C.); Hidar v. Obama, Civ.
No. 05-2386 (RBW) (D.D.C.); Mohammed v. Obama, Civ. No. 05-2385 (UNA) (D.D.C.);
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Case 1:12-mc-00398-RCL Document 40 Filed 05/28/13 Page 2 of 4



On the same date, other counsel for Guantánamo detainees filed an Emergency Motion to

Enforce the Right of Access to Counsel and Points and Authorities in Support, challenging the

same practices in In re Guantanamo Bay Continued Access to Counsel, Miscellaneous Docket

No. 12-00398 (RCL) (Dkt. No. 37), in Hentif v. Obama, Civil Action No. 06-01766 (UNA) (Dkt.

No. 298), and in Al-Shubati v. Obama, Civil Action No. 07-2338 (UNA) (Dkt. No. 273). Today,

that counsel has filed an Emergency Motion for Expedited Hearing on the Right of Access to

Counsel and Points and Authorities in Support.



Undersigned counsel believe that expedited hearing and briefing is necessary on both of

the pending motions concerning counsel access. Accordingly, petitioners respectfully request

that the Court schedule an expedited hearing on both emergency motions concerning access to

counsel either this week or next week.



Counsel also respectfully request a conference call tomorrow, or otherwise at the Court’s

convenience, to discuss a briefing and hearing schedule.


Obaydullah v. Obama, Civ. No. 08-01173 (RJL) (D.D.C.); Odah v. Obama, Civ. No. 06-1668
(TFH) (D.D.C.); Sanad al-Kazimi v. Obama, Civ. No. 05-2386 (RBW) (D.D.C.).

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Date: May 28, 2013






















































Respectfully submitted,

/s/ Brian E. Foster





S. William Livingston
D.C. Bar No. 59005
Brian E. Foster
D.C. Bar No. 988311
Emily White
D.C. Bar No. 1004811

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Counsel for Saeed Mohammed Saleh Hatim
Counsel for Mukhtar Yahia Naji Al Warafi

































































Case 1:12-mc-00398-RCL Document 40 Filed 05/28/13 Page 4 of 4

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE



I certify that a true and correct copy of PETITIONERS’ MEMORANDUM IN

SUPPPORT OF “EMERGENCY MOTION FOR EXPEDITED HEARING ON

THE RIGHT OF ACCESS TO COUNSEL” was served today upon counsel of record via the















Respectfully submitted,



/s/ Brian E. Foster
Brian E. Foster
D.C. Bar No. 988311
COVINGTON & BURLING LLP
1201 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20004-2401
(202) 662-6000 (phone)
(202) 778-6000 (fax)
[email protected]

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Date: May 28, 2013