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Posts Tagged ‘Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri’

USS Cole lawyer wants trial televised –

According to the UPI on June 9, 2012 at 1:04 PM, “Defense lawyers have asked that the Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, trial of the alleged mastermind of the USS Cole bombing in 2000 be televised in the United States.” This strikes me as a stunningly irresponsible request which makes the lawyers appear to be tools of […]

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Beth Van Schaack: Guantánamo hearing shows stark deficiencies of military justice – Mercury News

On November 20, 2011, the Silicon Valley Mercury News featured an opinion piece by Beth Van Schaack of the National Institute of Military Justice.  Ms. Van Schaack visited Guantanamo Bay Naval Base for a week to observe the arraignment of alleged terrorist, Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri. In her piece, Van Schaack criticized the proceeding as a […]

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Pentagon to Seek Death Penalty for Guantanamo Detainee Nashiri

Yesterday, April 21, 2011,the Defense Department announced new charges against Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri, a Guantanamo detainee accused of involvement in the bombing of the USS Cole that killed 17 American sailors in 2000. According to reports, prosecutors will be seeking the death penalty. Notably, these are the first war crimes charges against a detainee under […]

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U.S. Prepares to Lift Ban on Guantánamo Cases

The New York Times reports on January 19, 2011 in an article entitled "U.S. Prepares to Lift Ban on Guantanamo Cases," that The Obama administration is preparing to increase the use of military commissions to prosecute Guantanamo detainees. This move acknowledges that the prison in Cuba remains open for business after Congress imposed steep new impediments to closing […]

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Lawyers for alleged USS Cole bomber request investigation into detention in Poland

Jurist reports on September 22, 2010, in an article entitled "Lawyers for alleged USS Cole bomber request investigation into detention in Poland," that a human rights group and lawyers for Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri have filed a request Tuesday with Polish prosecutors for an investigation into al-Nashiri's detention and treatment at a secret CIA prison in […]

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Administration halts prosecution of alleged USS Cole bomber

In an article dated today (8/27/2010), entitled Administration halts prosecution of alleged USS Cole bomber, the Washington Post reports that the Obama Administration has shelved the prosecution of Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri, the alleged coordinator of the USS Cole attack in Yemen in October 2000. According to the Post, the Justice Department said in a filing […]

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