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Posts Tagged ‘prosecuting terrorists’

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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Obama signs defense bill despite ‘serious reservations’ over handling of terror suspects – Washington Post

On December 31, 2011 the Washington Post reported that President Obama had sign into law a controversial defense appropriations bill.  Despite originally threatening to veto the bill, the President signed the bill after Congress "made minimally acceptable changes that no longer challenged the president's terrorism-fighting ability." Moreover, in a move to preserve the White House's […]

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Mehanna lawyers challenge analyst

On December 6, 2011, the Boston Globe reported that lawyers for suspected terror supporter Tarek Mehanna, attempted to "discredit a terrorism analysis who testified for prosecutors."  The government witness, Evan F. Kohlmann of Flashpoint Global Partners, "decribed for proseuctors Al Qaeda's efforts to spread its message on the Internet, through the use of Web forums […]

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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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Senate kills GOP effort to bar non-American terrorist suspects from trials in civilian courts – Washington Post

On October 21, 2011, the Washington Post reported that the U.S. Senate voted against a proposal that would have barred the government from prosecuting foreign terrorists in civilian courts. The bill was rejected 52-47. The proposal's sponsor, Senator Kelly Ayotte (R-NH), argued that it would be dangerous to provide protections such as the right against […]

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