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Advocate for Guantanamo detainees to speak, Feb. 27

Sabin Willett, a lawyer seeking the release of a group of Chinese nationals held in the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, will deliver a talk titled "Who's at Guantanamo?" at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 27, in 16 Robertson Hall.

Willett, a Boston attorney, is acting as a pro bono representative for a group of Turkic-speaking Muslims, known as "Uighurs," who fled Communist Chinese rule and have been imprisoned for three years at Guantanamo. A federal judge ruled in December that the Bush administration's detention of the Uighurs was illegal but that the court does not have the power to free them.

Willett is a partner in the firm of Bingham McCutchen, specializing in commercial and bankruptcy litigation. He also is the author of several legal novels.

The lecture is sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.

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