UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
January 16, 2009
AHMED ZAID SALEM ZUHAIR, PETITIONER,
GEORGE W. BUSH, ET AL., RESPONDENTS.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Emmet G. Sullivan United States District Judge
Pursuant to the Court's Order of December 22, 2008 and Federal Rule of Evidence 706, and for the reasons stated in the hearings held in open court on December 18, 2008 and January 15, 2009, it is hereby
ORDERED that Dr. Emily A. Keram is appointed as the Court's independent medical expert and shall perform a comprehensive medical and psychiatric evaluation of Petitioner Ahmed Zaid Salem Zuhair and transmit to the Court a report and any recommendations regarding Petitioner's health status. The report shall not be filed on the public docket, however, the Court will provide copies to counsel for the parties. It is further
ORDERED that Professor Charles Schmitz is appointed as the Court's independent translator to assist Dr. Keram as appropriate. It is further
ORDERED that Dr. Karem and Professor Schmitz shall forthwith be provided transportation to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba and access to the Petitioner at the Guantanamo Bay, Cuba detention facility.
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