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Posts Tagged ‘military commission’

The 9/11 trial: Justice delayed | The Economist

Of course, a very great deal has been reported about the May 5, 2012 arraignment of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four co-defendants on charges brought before a military commission.  We expect to look at this situation in detail during the fall 2012 term of Prosecuting Terrorists at Syracuse University College of Law.  For now, I […]

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Next step in 9/11 terrorism trial set for May 5 – CNN

On April 10, 2012 CNN's national security blog reported that the military tribunals for alleged 9/11 mastermind Khalid Shaikh Mohammad and four other defendants will commence on May 5th of this year.  According to the article, Army Colonel James Pohl, the chief judge for the Guantanamo military commission will preside over all five trials.  According […]

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Khalid Sheik Mohammed, alleged 9/11 mastermind, to get new trial – Washington Post

On April 4, 2012 the Washington Post reported that the Department of Defense has authorized a new trial for Khalid Sheik Mohammed and four others.  Mohammed is accused of planning the September 11, 2001 attacks. According to the article, while the five suspects were originally charged in a military commission in 2008, the Obama Administration […]

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Accused terrorist in Iraq facing US charges – New York Times

On February 23, 2012 the New York Times reported that the "Obama Administration has approved military commission charges against a Lebanese man accused of helping kill United States troops in Iraq."  According to the article, Ali Musa Daqduq, the last detainee held by American forces in Iraq, was handed over to Iraqi officials in December.  […]

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Guantanamo detainees’ bleak future – CNN

On January 8, 2012, CNN's national security blog, Security Clearance featured a piece that analyzed the future of the 171 Guantanamo Bay detainees.  According to the article, Republican roadblocks buried any attempt by the Obama Administration to close the facility.  Among the 171 remaining detainees, CNN reports that seven are to be tried by military […]

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NPR: At Guantanamo Hearing, Alleged Cole Mastermind Is ‘All Swagger’

National Public Radio had a reporter in the actual courtroom at Guantanamo Bay today for the arraignment of Abd al Rahim al Nashiri.  She reports that looked very healthy, “bulked-up” as if he had been working out, waved to the spectators, joked with the judge, and was “all swagger.”  You can hear the 4:25 minute […]

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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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Khadr Commission Docs

Lawfare blog reports, in a post entitled "Khadr Commission Docs," on November 1, 2010, that The Miami Herald has posted several relevant documents from the proceedings of Omar Khadr’s military commission.  Available from Khadr's military commission is the plea bargain and a pair of diplomatic notes that were exchanged between the United States and Canada and which outline understandings between the […]

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Soldier’s widow testifies in Omar Khadr hearing

The Miami Herald reports on Friday, October 29, 2010, in an article entitled "Soldier's widow testifies in Omar Khadr hearing," that a soldier's widow testified for the first time in Canadian teen terrorist Omar Khadr's military trial, telling him he will "forever be a murderer." Tabitha Speer shook her head as Khadr, the former child […]

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