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2008-08-05 06:00:14

By Alan Gomez Observers of the first U.S. war crimes trial since World War II have seen enough to render a verdict on the fairness of the trial, the first major test of the military commission system established by President Bush after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. John Altenburg, a retired Army major general, said the defendant was allowed as good a defense as any enemy fighter has been allowed. "What's important is the process," said Altenburg, who oversaw the commissions...

2008-08-05 00:00:11

A six-member military jury Monday received the first terrorist case tried in a military tribunal at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The six uniformed officers deliberated for about 45 minutes after hearing testimony for two weeks in the trial of Salim Ahmed Hamdan, Osama bin Laden's driver, The Washington Post said Monday. The jury was scheduled to be back in court Tuesday, the newspaper said. Whatever the decision, Hamdan will remain imprisoned because U.S. President George W. Bush has declared...

2008-08-03 06:00:08

By Carol Rosenberg, The Miami Herald Aug. 3--GUANTANAMO BAY NAVY BASE, Cuba -- If Osama bin Laden's driver is convicted next week at his war crimes trial, he will have to be imprisoned separately from the other 265 or so men held at the Pentagon's showcase prison camps. Rear Adm. David Thomas, in charge of the detention center, declined to speak specifically about the case of Salim Hamdan, 37, of Yemen, the driver currently on trial for conspiracy and providing material support for...

2008-08-02 21:00:07

By Carol Rosenberg, The Miami Herald Aug. 2--GUANTANAMO BAY NAVY BASE, Cuba -- If Osama bin Laden's driver is convicted next week at his war crimes trial, he'll have to be imprisoned separately from the other 265 or so men held at the Pentagon's showcase prison camps. Rear Adm. David Thomas, in charge of the detention center, declined to speak specifically about the case of Salim Hamdan, 37, of Yemen, the driver currently on trial for conspiracy and providing material support for terror....

2008-07-22 15:00:24

Text of report by Qatari government-funded, pan-Arab news channel Al-Jazeera satellite TV on 22 July [Aziz Al-Marnisi video report] Salim Hamdan, a former Yemeni driver of Al-Qa'idah Organization Leader Usamah Bin-Ladin, who has been detained at the Guantanamo Bay for six years, has denied charges of conspiracy and supporting terrorism levelled against him by the Pentagon. Hamdan's denial came at the time when the US Administration has begun the first military trial of those charged of...

2008-07-22 09:00:26

By MIKE MELIA By Mike Melia The Associated Press GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba The judge in the first American war crimes trial since World War II barred evidence on Monday that interrogators obtained from Osama bin Laden's driver, ruling he was subjected to "highly coercive" conditions in Afghanistan. But Judge Keith Allred, a Navy captain, left the door open for the prosecution to use statements Salim Hamdan made at Guantanamo despite defense claims that all of his statements...

2008-07-21 06:00:11

By Alan Gomez and Emily Bazar Nearly seven years after the terrorist attacks of 9/11, the first trial of those accused of plotting the attacks starts today when military officials at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, select a jury to hear the case of Salim Hamdan. The Yemeni man could face life in prison if convicted of conspiracy and providing material support for terrorism. The military commission system was established by President Bush in the wake of the attacks and revised by the Supreme Court...

2008-07-18 18:00:18

WASHINGTON _ Prosecutors preparing for a historic war-crimes trial next week cleared a final hurdle Friday as attorneys for defendant Salim Hamdan accepted a federal judge's decision not to interfere. Hamdan's Washington-based attorneys said they wouldn't appeal U.S. District Judge James Robertson's decision rejecting a proposed habeas-corpus hearing that would have postponed the start of Hamdan's military commission trial. The trial is set to start Monday at a Guantanamo Bay facility....

2008-07-18 09:00:03

By Scott Shane and William Glaberson New York Times News Service WASHINGTON -- Court rulings on Thursday cleared the way for the first trial at the American detention camp in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, opened in 2002 to hold suspects captured in the campaign against terrorism. The trials have been delayed for years, in part by courts that found legal fault with the commissions created to try people designated by the government as "unlawful enemy combatants." The rulings in Washington and in...

2008-07-18 06:00:11

By Michael Doyle and Carol Rosenberg, The Miami Herald Jul. 18--WASHINGTON -- A federal judge bowed to the will of the White House and Congress on Thursday and removed the last obstacle to next week's war-crimes tribunal at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba -- the al Qaeda conspiracy terror trial of Osama bin Laden's driver. After a two-hour hearing, U.S. District Judge James Robertson declined Yemeni native Salim Hamdan's request to delay the trial, to be held after nearly seven years in U.S....


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