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2008-10-08 09:00:07

By Pamela Hess Associated Press WASHINGTON -- A U.S. military officer warned Pentagon officials that an American detainee was being driven nearly insane by months of punishing isolation and sensory deprivation in a U.S. military brig, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press. While the treatment of prisoners at detention facilities at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and in Afghanistan and Iraq have long been the subject of human rights complaints and court scrutiny, the documents...

2008-08-05 18:00:12

GUANTANAMO BAY NAVY BASE, Cuba _ A military jury deliberated a second day without a verdict Tuesday in the case of Osama bin Laden's driver, Salim Hamdan, accused of 10 counts of conspiracy and providing material support for terrorism. The jury of six officers got the case Monday after extensive closing arguments. They deliberated a total of six and half hours across both days before retiring for the night at this remote U.S. Navy base in southeast Cuba. Hamdan, 37, was captured in...

2008-08-05 03:00:00

By Carol Rosenberg, The Miami Herald Aug. 5--GUANTANAMO BAY NAVY BASE, Cuba -- Flunky or war criminal? Jury deliberates GUANTANAMO BAY NAVY 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 Qaeda warrior" or "the general's driver." Jurors deliberated charges of conspiracy and providing material support for terrorism, 10 counts in all,...

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...

2008-07-18 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....

2008-07-18 09:00:03

By Scott Shane and William Glaberson New York Times News Service WASHINGTON -- Court rulings on Thursday cleared the way for the first trial at the American detention camp in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, opened in 2002 to hold suspects captured in the campaign against terrorism. The trials have been delayed for years, in part by courts that found legal fault with the commissions created to try people designated by the government as "unlawful enemy combatants." The rulings in Washington and in...

2008-07-17 21:00:11

WASHINGTON _ A historic war crimes trial targeting Osama bin Laden's former driver is now set to start Monday at a remote site in Cuba, following a federal judge's ruling Thursday. After a two-hour hearing, U.S. District Judge James Robertson declined Yemeni native Salim Hamdan's request to delay the trial, to be held at a heavily guarded U.S. military facility near Guantanamo Bay. Hamdan had challenged the trial, claiming he was being treated unconstitutionally. "His claims of...

2008-07-17 18:00:11

A federal judge ruled Thursday that Osama bin Laden's former driver should be tried by a military tribunal before he appeals the court's constitutionality. U.S. District Judge James Robertson refused to grant Salim Hamdan a delay in his trial, The New York Times reported. Hamdan, an alleged member of al-Qaida and unlawful enemy combatant, is to be the first defendant held in the military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to be tried. Hamdan vs. Rumsfeld was the landmark case in which the...

2008-07-16 09:00:30

By Leonard Doyle Disturbing video shows teenager weeping during interrogation An unprecedented glimpse into the harsh conditions at Guantanamo Bay has emerged via a grainy video of a weeping Canadian teenager undergoing interrogation after he had been tortured by sleep deprivation for three weeks. The longest portion of video, an eight-minute segment, shows a sobbing Omar Khadr, just past his 16th birthday, burying his head in his hands and moaning "help me, help me" as Canadian...

2006-09-05 18:10:50

By Caren Bohan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President George W. Bush plans to unveil proposed legislation on Wednesday to set a structure for conducting trials of foreign terrorism suspects held at Guantanamo Bay, White House officials said. The Supreme Court in June rejected as illegal the military tribunal system set up by the Bush administration to try Guantanamo prisoners, most of whom were captured in Afghanistan. The court said the tribunals -- an alternative legal system -- lacked...


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