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Posts Tagged ‘Guantanamo’

Prosecutors Seek Protective Order to Prevent Release of Classified Information During Trial of Sept. 11 Prisoners at Gitmo

The Associate Press reports that Judge James Pohl is looking at the breadth of security rules for the war crimes tribunal while presiding over the pretrial hearing for five Guantanamo prisoners charged with terrorism and murder in connection with the 9/11 attacks. According to the report, the prosecutors in this case have asked for a […]

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Oct 15th, 2012 Military tribunals

Dempsey “concerned” about releasing Gitmo prisoners – CNN

According to a February 14, 2012 article in CNN's national security blog, General Martin Dempsey, Chairman of the Joint Chief of Staff, expressed concerns about "transferring prisoners from Guantanamo in a deal to bring the Taliban to the negotiation table." CNN quoted a portion of General Dempsey's testimony in front of the Senate Armed Services […]

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NY Times Does Feature Article on U.S. Bureau of Prisons Facilities for Terrorists

Beyond Guantánamo, a Web of Prisons for Terrorism Inmates is the title of a lengthy New York Times article dated December 19, 2011.  Examining places such as the Communications Management Unit at the “Supermax” prison near Florence, Colorado, the article supports the argument that Article III courts supported by the civilian justice system are capable […]

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Dec 16th, 2011 AIII Courts

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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Senate panel passes controversial detainee provisions – CNN

On November 15, 2011, CNN reported that the Senate Armed Services Committee passed a controversial provision of the National Defense Authorization Act for 2012. According to CNN, "The provision mandates that the military hold those captured attacking or planning to attack the U.S. or allies, even if captured in the United States. It does not […]

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A decade on, terrorism tribunals are bogged down – Reuters

A November 13, 2011 featured on explored a series of obstacles that have stalled the prosecution of suspected terrorists in military tribunals. According to the article, the tribunals were initially created by former U.S. President George W. Bush on November 13, 2001 and "were set up to try non-U.S. citizens on terrorism charges outside […]

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Attorney general insists US needs flexibility in terror war, including use of criminal courts – Washington Post

According to the Washington Post, on November 8, 2011, Attorney General Eric Holder testified before Congress that the United States needed "flexibility to prosecute terror suspects in criminal courts." Speaking before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Holder argued "We need to use all elements of American power in the fight against terrorism, our military power, our […]

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Guantanamo detainees cleared for release but left in limbo – Washington Post

According to a November 8, 2011 article in the Washington Post, a provision in the 2011 National Defense Authorization Act has stranded approximately 32 Guantanamo Bay detainees who were on track to be transferred to other countries. According to the article, the provision in question demands that the Secretary of Defense "ensure that a freed […]

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USS Cole Bombing Suspect Faces Arraignment at Guantanamo | VOA

The Voice of America reported on 11/4/11: A Saudi Arabian man accused of being the mastermind behind the bombing of the USS Cole in 2000 is scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday, Nov. 9 before a military commission at Guantanamo Bay. Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri could face the death penalty if convicted.

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Guantanamo Defense Attorney for the New Republic

Joseph Margulies, a Guantanamo defense attorney, writes at the New Republic that as competing narratives about the meaning and proper response to the 9/11 attacks continue to take shape, “the iconic images of the post-September 11 world — Guantanamo, waterboarding, military commissions, rendition, and countless others — are converted from policies that are either good […]

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