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2006-04-07 12:29:09

By Jane Sutton GUANTANAMO BAY U.S. NAVAL BASE, Cuba (Reuters) - Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and his appointees set rules that violate President George W. Bush's order to hold fair trials for prisoners charged with terrorism in the Guantanamo tribunals, a military defense lawyer said on Friday. "We can't help it that the secretary of defense and his delegees (sic) have messed this thing up, but they have," military lawyer Army Maj. Tom Fleener told the presiding officer at one...

2006-04-07 12:54:43

By Jane Sutton GUANTANAMO BAY U.S. NAVAL BASE, Cuba (Reuters) - Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and his appointees set rules that violate President George W. Bush's order to hold fair trials for prisoners charged with terrorism in the Guantanamo tribunals, a military defense lawyer said on Friday. "We can't help it that the secretary of defense and his delegees (sic) have messed this thing up, but they have," military lawyer Army Maj. Tom Fleener told the presiding officer at one...

2006-04-06 14:25:27

By Jane Sutton GUANTANAMO BAY U.S. NAVAL BASE, Cuba (Reuters) - An Ethiopian prisoner called his Guantanamo war crimes tribunal a con on Thursday and said that after four years of interrogations, the U.S. military had not even managed to learn the correct spelling of his name. The defendant, a 27-year-old British resident, is identified in the charge documents as Binyam Muhammad but he said his surname is Mohammad. He is accused of conspiring with al Qaeda to commit war crimes,...

2006-04-06 14:06:25

By Jane Sutton GUANTANAMO BAY U.S. NAVAL BASE, Cuba (Reuters) - An Ethiopian prisoner called his Guantanamo war crimes tribunal a con on Thursday and said that after four years of interrogations, the U.S. military had not even managed to learn the correct spelling of his name. The defendant, a 27-year-old British resident, is identified in the charge documents as Binyam Muhammad but he said his surname is Mohammad. He is accused of conspiring with al Qaeda to commit war crimes,...

2006-04-05 20:33:40

By Jane Sutton GUANTANAMO BAY U.S. NAVAL BASE, Cuba (Reuters) - A Canadian teenager charged with killing a U.S. Army medic in Afghanistan told a Guantanamo tribunal on Wednesday he had been unfairly punished with solitary confinement and would no longer participate in the hearing. Omar Khadr, a 19-year-old accused by the U.S. military of being trained by al Qaeda, addressed the presiding officer softly at his pretrial hearing at the U.S. naval base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. "I say...

2006-04-05 14:02:55

By Jane Sutton GUANTANAMO BAY U.S. NAVAL BASE, Cuba (Reuters) - A Canadian teen charged with killing a U.S. Army medic in Afghanistan told a Guantanamo war crimes tribunal on Wednesday that he was being unfairly punished and would no longer participate. Omar Khadr, 19, who the U.S. military says was trained by the al Qaeda militant group, told the court he was being punished for exercising his rights but did not elaborate. His military lawyer, Lt. Col. Colby Vokey, angrily said Khadr...

2006-04-05 10:06:07

By Jane Sutton GUANTANAMO BAY U.S. NAVAL BASE, Cuba (Reuters) - A Canadian teen charged by a U.S. military tribunal with killing a U.S. Army medic in Afghanistan refused on Wednesday to participate in the proceedings, citing unfair treatment that his lawyer said included solitary confinement. "I am boycotting these procedures until I am being treated humanely and fairly," Toronto-born Omar Khadr told the presiding officer during his pretrial hearing at the U.S. naval base in...

2006-04-04 18:37:07

By Jane Sutton GUANTANAMO BAY U.S. NAVAL BASE (Reuters) - An Afghan prisoner accused of participating in a grenade attack on a car full of civilians went before a U.S. military tribunal at the Guantanamo naval base on Tuesday as participants awaited a Supreme Court ruling on the tribunal system's legitimacy. Afghan detainee Abdul Zahir made his first appearance on charges of conspiring to commit war crimes, aiding the enemy and attacking civilians. He deferred entering a plea. The...

2006-04-04 16:16:12

By Jane Sutton GUANTANAMO BAY U.S. NAVAL BASE (Reuters) - An Afghan prisoner accused of hurling a grenade at a car full of civilians went before a U.S. military tribunal at the Guantanamo naval base on Tuesday as participants awaited a Supreme Court ruling on the tribunal system's legitimacy. Afghan detainee Abdul Zahir made his first appearance on charges of conspiring to commit war crimes, aiding the enemy and attacking civilians. He deferred entering a plea. The presiding...

2006-04-04 15:39:52

(Corrects name in paragraph 14 to ... Bogar ... instead of ... Bogart ... and corrects throughout.) A corrected story follows. By Jane Sutton GUANTANAMO BAY U.S. NAVAL BASE (Reuters) - An Afghan prisoner accused of hurling a grenade at a car full of civilians went before a U.S. military tribunal at the Guantanamo naval base on Tuesday as participants awaited a Supreme Court ruling on the tribunal system's legitimacy. Afghan detainee Abdul Zahir made his first appearance on charges...


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