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2006-01-11 16:59:03

By Jane Sutton GUANTANAMO BAY U.S. NAVAL BASE, Cuba (Reuters) - A Yemeni accused of being a bodyguard for Osama bin Laden went before a U.S. military tribunal on Wednesday and said he would boycott his war crimes trial because he did not recognize the tribunal's authority. Yemeni Ali Hamza al Bahlul, who has acknowledged that he is "from al Qaeda," is one of only nine Guantanamo prisoners charged with crimes. Most of the 500 or so detainees have been held without charges for years...

2006-01-11 15:09:43

By Jane Sutton GUANTANAMO BAY U.S. NAVAL BASE, Cuba (Reuters) - A Yemeni accused of being a bodyguard for Osama bin Laden went before a U.S. military tribunal on Wednesday and said he would boycott his war crimes trial because he did not recognize the tribunal's authority. Yemeni Ali Hamza al Bahlul, who has acknowledged that he is "from al Qaeda," is one of only nine Guantanamo prisoners charged with crimes. Most of the 500 or so detainees have been held without charges for years...

2006-01-11 12:52:54

By Jane Sutton GUANTANAMO BAY U.S. NAVAL BASE, Cuba (Reuters) - A Yemeni accused of being a bodyguard for Osama bin Laden went before a U.S. military tribunal on Wednesday and said he would refuse a lawyer and boycott the hearing on war crimes charges. The case against Yemeni Ali Hamza al Bahlul, who has acknowledged that he is "from al Qaeda," is one of only a handful brought against inmates at the camp, where about 500 prisoners in the U.S. war on terrorism have been held for...

2006-01-11 02:52:52

By Jane Sutton GUANTANAMO BAY U.S. NAVAL BASE, Cuba (Reuters) - Exactly four years after the first prisoners arrived at the Guantanamo prison camp, a Yemeni accused of being a bodyguard for Osama bin Laden will face a U.S. military tribunal on Wednesday to demand the right to act as his own attorney on war crimes charges. A separate tribunal of U.S. military officers was scheduled to convene later on Wednesday in the murder case against Canadian prisoner Omar Khadr, 19. He is...

2006-01-10 12:08:54

By Jane Sutton GUANTANAMO BAY U.S. NAVAL BASE, Cuba (Reuters) - U.S. military tribunals convene on Wednesday in the war crimes trials of two Guantanamo prisoners, a Yemeni accused of guarding Osama bin Laden and a Canadian captured in Afghanistan when he was just 15 and charged with murdering an Army medic. The hearings will convene on the fourth anniversary of the arrival of the first prisoners at Guantanamo and represent the latest attempt by the Pentagon to move forward with the...

2006-01-09 09:52:47

BERLIN (Reuters) - A German lawyer urged Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday to press for the release of his client from the U.S. prison camp at Guantanamo Bay when she visits Washington this week. Bernhard Docke, whose Turkish client Murat Kurnaz was born and raised in Germany, said he was encouraged by an interview published at the weekend in which Merkel criticized the Guantanamo camp and said it could not continue indefinitely. "I'm very pleasantly surprised that it's a...

2006-01-04 17:45:21

By James Vicini WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way on Wednesday for the Bush administration to transfer "enemy combatant" Jose Padilla from U.S. military custody to federal authorities in Florida to face criminal charges. The order reversed a ruling by a U.S. appeals court in Richmond, Virginia, that had rejected the Justice Department's request to approve Padilla's transfer while his appeal of his military detention remained pending before the Supreme...

2006-01-03 19:00:22

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department will seek to dismiss more than 180 cases involving inmates at Guantanamo Bay who have challenged their detention in court, court documents showed on Tuesday. The department filed a notice to judges presiding over the cases at the U.S. District Court in Washington to advise them that by the end of next week the Justice Department would file official motions to dismiss the cases. The notice comes a week after President George W. Bush...

2005-12-29 14:44:22

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. military on Thursday reported a major surge since Christmas Day in the number of Guantanamo Bay prisoners taking part in a nearly 5-month-old hunger strike, with 84 currently refusing food. Army Lt. Col. Jeremy Martin, a military spokesman, said 46 detainees at the prison for foreign terrorism suspects at the U.S. naval base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, joined the hunger strike last Sunday. The military defines a hunger striker as someone who has refused...

2005-12-21 18:15:31

By James Vicini WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In a stinging rebuke to the Bush administration, a U.S. appeals court refused on Wednesday to transfer "enemy combatant" Jose Padilla from U.S. military custody to federal authorities in Florida until the Supreme Court considered his case. The court said bringing criminal charges against Padilla in Florida after he had been held by the U.S. military for more than three years created the appearance the government may be attempting to avoid high...


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  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.