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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...

2008-07-22 09:00:12

By Mike Melia 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 his statements were tainted by alleged...

2008-07-22 06:00:12

By Carol Rosenberg, The Miami Herald Jul. 22--GUANTANAMO BAY NAVY BASE, Cuba -- Osama bin Laden's driver went on trial Monday with a not-guilty plea -- after his military judge excluded "coercive" interrogations in Afghanistan -- before a six-officer military jury. It's the first U.S. war crimes tribunal since World War II. Salim Hamdan, 37, is accused of providing material support for terrorism and conspiracy for allegedly serving as the al Qaeda founder's driver, sometime bodyguard and...

2008-07-22 00:00:11

By Leonard Doyle THE FIRST US war crimes trial since the Second World War opened in a small room at Guantanamo Bay yesterday. Salim Hamdan, the former driver and alleged bodyguard of Osama bin Laden, entered a plea of not guilty to charges of conspiracy and supporting terrorism as proceedings began in the room near a runway at the Cuban base. "You must impartially hear the evidence," Judge Keith Allred, a Navy captain, told the officers on the jury. "He must be presumed to be innocent."...

2008-07-21 12:00:06

The U.S. military trial of a low-level operative for Osama bin Laden is seen as a test for trials of those further up the security chain, observers said. Salim Ahmed Hamdan, accused of ferrying weapons for al-Qaida, will be tried before a military commission with a jury of uniformed officers at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, The Washington Post reported Monday. Evidence obtained from cruel and inhuman interrogation methods -- which Hamdan says he experienced -- is admissible in certain...

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....


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