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2010-05-12 15:54:00

Decision Further Discredits Military Commissions NEW YORK, May 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Civil Liberties Union and several other rights groups today sent a letter to the Pentagon expressing concern over the banning of four reporters from future Guantanamo military commissions proceedings. The reporters were banned for reporting the name of a witness in the pre-trial hearings of Guantanamo detainee Omar Khadr, even though his identity had already been disclosed in previous...

2010-04-27 13:56:00

ACLU at Guantanamo To Observe Proceedings of Alleged Former Child Soldier Omar Khadr NEW YORK, April 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Four months after the Obama administration missed its deadline to close Guantanamo, the deeply flawed military commissions system has resumed there with closely watched pre-trial proceedings in the case of Omar Khadr beginning this week. The American Civil Liberties Union will be present for the pre-trial hearings for Khadr, a Canadian citizen who has been in...

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...

2006-08-26 02:03:23

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia has received assurances the United States will not seek the death penalty for Australian Guantanamo Bay inmate David Hicks if it brings new charges against him, Attorney General Philip Ruddock said on Saturday. Australia believes that new charges are likely to be laid against Hicks, who has been held at the U.S. detention camp in Cuba for four years, after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in June that planned military trials for Guantanamo inmates were...

2006-06-29 20:20:25

By Jane Sutton GUANTANAMO BAY U.S. NAVAL BASE (Reuters) - The Pentagon on Thursday reaffirmed the need for the Guantanamo prison even though the U.S. Supreme Court rejected the system of military tribunals put in place to try the prisoners. The prison commander had earlier said such a ruling would not affect the running of the camp and prisoners' lawyers said it may do little to secure their freedom in the short term. About 450 suspected al Qaeda and Taliban captives are held behind...

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. Uncertainty over the pending ruling has stymied prosecutors' efforts to complete the preliminary hearings, even as they face criticism for holding hundreds of prisoners at the U.S. military...

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. The Saudi captive, Ghassan al Sharbi, is one of 10 Guantanamo detainees charged with conspiracy to commit war crimes and the fourth to have his case delayed pending the Supreme Court ruling that is expected in June. He had been scheduled to appear before a tribunal for pretrial...

2006-04-07 16:23:24

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 12:29:09

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...


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