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2008-10-21 15:00:07

The U.S. government Tuesday dropped charges against five Guantanamo detainees without prejudice, meaning they could be reinstated. Chief military prosecutor Col. Lawrence J. Morris said supervising lawyers had asked the Pentagon to withdraw the charges, The New York Times reported. The cases had been handled by Lt. Col. Darrel Vandeveld, who resigned saying he didn't think he military tribunal system was fair. Morris said Vandeveld's departure played no role in the decision. No specific...

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...

2006-04-27 10:53:48

By David Morgan GUANTANAMO BAY U.S. NAVAL BASE, Cuba (Reuters) - An al Qaeda suspect told a U.S. military tribunal that he had fought against the United States and said on Thursday he was willing to spend the rest of his life in prison as a "matter of honor." "I came here to tell you I did what I did and I'm willing to pay the price, no matter how many years you sentence me," said Ghassan Abdullah al Sharbi, a U.S.-educated Saudi who allegedly met al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden at a...

2006-04-26 12:59:01

By David Morgan GUANTANAMO BAY U.S. NAVAL BASE, Cuba (Reuters) - An al Qaeda suspect who earned top privileges for good behavior in the U.S. prison camp at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, asked a military judge on Wednesday to overturn a camp rule that detainees who face trial be held in maximum security. Sufyian Barhoumi, a 32-year-old Algerian charged with training two other al Qaeda militants to build remote detonators for car bombs, had been granted communal living, up to 14 hours a day...

2006-02-26 13:31:56

By Jane Sutton MIAMI (Reuters) - Two alleged al Qaeda bomb makers make their first appearances before a U.S. military tribunal at the Guantanamo navy base this week, as the U.S. Supreme Court prepares to decide whether the tribunals are legitimate. A Yemeni said to have been a bodyguard for Osama bin Laden is also scheduled to appear in hearings that begin on Wednesday at the remote and controversial U.S. base in southeast Cuba. The trio are among only 10 prisoners charged with...