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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...

2008-08-05 00:00:11

A six-member military jury Monday received the first terrorist case tried in a military tribunal at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The six uniformed officers deliberated for about 45 minutes after hearing testimony for two weeks in the trial of Salim Ahmed Hamdan, Osama bin Laden's driver, The Washington Post said Monday. The jury was scheduled to be back in court Tuesday, the newspaper said. Whatever the decision, Hamdan will remain imprisoned because U.S. President George W. Bush has declared...

2008-08-04 21:00:09

GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba _ The war crimes case of Osama bin Laden's driver Monday went to a Pentagon jury of six U.S. military officers asked to choose between two starkly different portrayals of Salim Hamdan: "al-Qaida warrior" or "the general's driver." Jurors deliberated the charges of conspiracy and providing material support for terrorism, 10 counts in all, for 44 minutes then quit for the night, to resume Tuesday. Under the Military Commissions Act of 2006, it takes a...

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."...


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