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2006-04-04 13:03:33

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...

2006-04-03 22:03:08

By Jane Sutton GUANTANAMO BAY U.S. NAVAL BASE (Reuters) - An Ethiopian prisoner is scheduled to appear before a U.S. military tribunal at the Guantanamo naval base this week on charges that include conspiring with U.S. citizen Jose Padilla to build a radioactive "dirty bomb." U.S. officials said when Padilla was arrested in May 2002 that he plotted with al Qaeda to set off a radioactive explosives in the United States. Padilla was never charged in connection with such a plot, but...

2006-04-03 17:14:56

By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - After four years of resisting disclosure of information on Guantanamo detainees, the Pentagon changed course on Monday and voluntarily released about 2,600 pages of documents relating to numerous prisoners. The Pentagon generally has refused to release documents identifying the foreign terrorism suspects held at the U.S. naval base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, citing security concerns such as keeping groups like al Qaeda in the dark about who is...

2006-03-28 15:48:43

By James Vicini WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Supreme Court justices on Tuesday sharply questioned the legal basis for military tribunals set up by President George W. Bush in his war on terrorism. Hearing a challenge by Osama bin Laden's former driver, several of the justices appeared troubled by the administration's position that international laws including the Geneva Convention do not apply to the Guantanamo prisoners. The justices also expressed reservations over the...

2006-03-28 01:38:28

By James Vicini WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday hears a challenge by Osama bin Laden's former driver to President Bush's power to set up military tribunals in his war on terrorism. The arguments could lead to the most significant ruling on presidential war powers since the World War Two era. At issue are special war crimes tribunals Bush established shortly after the September 11 attacks for trying prisoners held at the U.S. military base at Guantanamo Bay...

2006-03-27 12:58:04

By James Vicini WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Osama bin Laden's former driver is at the heart of a U.S. Supreme Court case this week that could determine whether President George W. Bush has the power to use military tribunals in his war on terrorism. The case, focusing on the war crimes tribunals for prisoners at the U.S. military base in Guantanamo, Cuba, also will weigh the balance of power between the presidency and the courts. In 90 minutes of arguments on Tuesday, the session could...

2006-03-27 12:17:47

By James Vicini WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Osama bin Laden's former driver is at the heart of a U.S. Supreme Court case this week that could determine whether President George W. Bush has the power to use military tribunals in his war on terrorism. The case, focusing on the war crimes tribunals for prisoners at the U.S. military base in Guantanamo, Cuba, also will weigh the balance of power between the presidency and the courts. In 90 minutes of arguments on Tuesday, the session could...

2006-03-26 15:52:29

By Alister Bull WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia dismissed the idea that Guantanamo detainees have constitutional rights and called European concerns over the issue hypocritical, Newsweek magazine reported on Sunday. The comments, which Newsweek said were recorded at a private appearance by Scalia in Switzerland on March 8, emerge before a Supreme Court hearing this week on a legal challenge by a Guantanamo prisoner against U.S. military tribunals....

2006-03-26 12:39:52

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia dismissed the idea that Guantanamo prison detainees have constitutional rights and called European concerns over the issue hypocritical, Newsweek magazine reported on Sunday. The comments, which Newsweek said were recorded at private appearance by Scalia in Switzerland on March 8, were made in advance of a Supreme Court hearing scheduled for this week on a legal challenge by a Guantanamo prisoner against U.S. military...

2006-03-22 16:17:10

By David Morgan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In what would be a key change in U.S. policy, the Pentagon may formally require military prosecutors to observe a U.N. convention against torture in their use of evidence during tribunals at the Guantanamo Bay prison camp. Such a move would represent a formal bar on the use of any evidence obtained by torture in prisoner tribunals at the U.S. naval base in Cuba, where the United States has held hundreds of foreign terrorism suspects since early...


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'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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