Quantcast

Latest Guantanamo Bay detention camp Stories

2008-09-25 15:00:35

To: POLITICAL EDITORS Contact: Roberta Lee, +1-212-560-3134, leer@thirteen.org, or Gloria Park, +1-212.560.2063, parkg@thirteen.org, both of Thirteen/ WNET Film Examines The Bush Administration's Policies On The Use of Coercive Interrogation NEW YORK, Sept. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Award-winning producer Sherry Jones presents a comprehensive documentary - more than 18 months in the making - that examines America's detention and interrogation practices in the "war on terror" in...

2008-08-08 09:00:32

By Mike Melia Associated Press By Mike Melia Associated Press GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba -- A U.S. military jury gave Osama bin Laden's driver a surprisingly light sentence Thursday, making him eligible for release in just five months despite the prosecutors' request for at least a 30-year sentence to deter would- be terrorists. Salim Hamdan's sentence of 5 1/2 years, including five years and a month already served at Guantanamo Bay, fell far short of the life sentence he could have...

2008-08-07 21:00:02

By Mike Melia GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba - The conviction of Osama bin Laden's driver by a U.S. military court after a 10-day trial provides an indication of what to expect as dozens more Guantanamo prisoners go to court: shifting charges, secret testimony - and quick verdicts. Salim Hamdan held his head in his hands and wept Wednesday as the six-member military jury declared the Yemeni guilty of aiding terrorism, which could bring a maximum life sentence. But in a split decision,...

2008-08-07 18:00:05

Convicted terror supporter Salim Ahmed Hamdan Thursday received a 5 1/2 year sentence, far short of the 30 years-to-life sentence prosecutors wanted. Hamdan's sentence includes the five years and one month he has already served, making him eligible for release in five months, The Miami Herald reported. Hamdan was captured in Afghanistan in 2001 with two surface-to-air missiles in his car. He has been held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, since 2002. Prosecutor John Murphy characterized Hamdan,...

2008-08-07 15:00:04

From wire reports GUANTANAMO BAY, Cuba A panel of six U.S. military officers convicted a former driver for Osama bin Laden of one war crime on Wednesday but acquitted him of the other, completing the first military commission trial here and the first conducted by the United States since the end of World War II. In a setback for the military prosecutors, the commission acquitted the former driver, Salim Ahmed Hamdan, of a conspiracy charge, arguably the more serious of two charges he...

2008-08-07 09:00:03

By Mike Melia Associated Press GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba -- The conviction of Osama bin Laden's driver by a U.S. military court after a 10-day trial provides an indication of what to expect as dozens more Guantanamo prisoners go to court: shifting charges, secret testimony -- and quick verdicts. Salim Hamdan held his head in his hands and wept Wednesday as the six-member military jury declared the Yemeni guilty of aiding terrorism, which could bring a maximum life sentence. But in a...

2008-08-06 21:00:02

WASHINGTON _ The government has been trying to prosecute and convict Salim Ahmed Hamdan for war crimes for five years. Wednesday, a Guantanamo Bay military jury found Hamdan guilty of supporting terrorism and he now faces life in prison. So, mission accomplished? Hardly. The conviction of Osama bin Laden's former driver may have provided the Pentagon with a brief moment of certitude, something concrete it can point to as a success. But in reality, it's just another small step forward in...

2008-08-06 18:00:03

A military tribunal at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Wednesday convicted Osama bin Laden's former driver of supporting terror but acquitted him on other charges. The conviction of Salim Ahmed Hamdan, 37, followed a two-week trial during which prosecutors tried to paint him as an integral part of al-Qaida but the defense insisted he was merely a civilian employee and was being made a scapegoat. A hearing was held Wednesday afternoon to determine his punishment -- a possible life sentence. The...

2008-08-06 15:00:04

By Carol Rosenberg, The Miami Herald Aug. 6--GUANTANAMO BAY, Cuba -- GUANTANAMO BAY NAVY BASE, Cuba -- In a mixed verdict, a U.S. military jury on Wednesday convicted Osama bin Laden's driver of providing material support for terror but found him not guilty of a more serious charge of conspiring with al Qaeda in a string of worldwide terror attacks. Salim Hamdan, 37, stood and listened with head bowed to anArabic translation as he became the first man convicted at trial in the first U.S....

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...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
Related