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2008-10-21 15:00:07

The U.S. government Tuesday dropped charges against five Guantanamo detainees without prejudice, meaning they could be reinstated. Chief military prosecutor Col. Lawrence J. Morris said supervising lawyers had asked the Pentagon to withdraw the charges, The New York Times reported.

2006-05-17 17:22:08

By Jane Sutton GUANTANAMO BAY U.S. NAVAL BASE (Reuters) - Hearings this week for two Guantanamo war crimes defendants were canceled or cut short as their attorneys opted to wait for the U.S. Supreme Court to rule on the legitimacy of special military tribunals set up by the Bush administration.

2006-05-12 16:28:28

By Jane Sutton MIAMI (Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Friday suspended the Guantanamo war crimes tribunal of a Saudi prisoner until after the U.S. Supreme Court rules next month on the tribunals' legality.

2006-04-27 10:53:48

By David Morgan GUANTANAMO BAY U.S. NAVAL BASE, Cuba (Reuters) - An al Qaeda suspect told a U.S.

2006-04-26 12:59:01

By David Morgan GUANTANAMO BAY U.S. NAVAL BASE, Cuba (Reuters) - An al Qaeda suspect who earned top privileges for good behavior in the U.S. prison camp at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, asked a military judge on Wednesday to overturn a camp rule that detainees who face trial be held in maximum security.

2006-03-01 16:16:06

By Jane Sutton GUANTANAMO BAY U.S. NAVAL BASE (Reuters) - A suspected bodyguard for Osama bin Laden demanded to represent himself at the Guantanamo war crimes tribunal on Wednesday, saying no U.S. lawyer can defend him fairly because he is a member of al Qaeda.

2006-02-26 13:31:56

By Jane Sutton MIAMI (Reuters) - Two alleged al Qaeda bomb makers make their first appearances before a U.S. military tribunal at the Guantanamo navy base this week, as the U.S. Supreme Court prepares to decide whether the tribunals are legitimate.

Word of the Day
  • Any of various tropical Old World birds of the family Indicatoridae, some species of which lead people or animals to the nests of wild honeybees. The birds eat the wax and larvae that remain after the nest has been destroyed for its honey.
Honeyguide birds have even been known to eat candles.