A judge overseeing a military trial at Guantánamo Bay ordered the government on Thursday to disconnect the technology that allows offstage censors — apparently including the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) — to block a public feed of the courtroom proceedings at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba. The blocked comments came during a pretrial motions hearing on Monday [...]
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The U.S. State Department has reassigned Daniel Fried, its special envoy for closing the U.S. prison at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba. No senior official will replace Ambassador Fried as lead diplomat to persuade countries to resettle Guantánamo inmates approved for release. Instead, those responsibilities will now transfer to the department’s legal office. Fried helped in the transfer of [...]
Ali Hamza Ahmad Suliman al-Bahlul ©2004 Reuters The Obama legal team today suffers the consequences of the decision adopted by the District of Columbia Court of Appeals last October. The Appeals Court decision reversed the conviction of Salim Hamdan on the basis that the charges of material support were not an existing war crime at [...]
On Tuesday 16 October, a US Court of Appeals has reversed the conviction of Salim Hamdan, the first Guantanamo detainee sentenced by a US military commission in 2008. Acquitted of the conspiracy charge, he was then convicted of giving material support to terrorism and was sentenced to 66 months of imprisonment. He was found to [...]
In a recent article in The Guardian, Richard Dicker discusses the stark contrast between the Nuremberg trial and Guantánamo’s Camp Justice, in light of the politics of the US Government in terms of fair trial rights. The US government’s willingness to offer a fair trial, as it was the case at Nuremberg, is not reiterated [...]
An article in the New York Times highlights the denial of the rights of the Guantánamo detainees during the judicial process in front of American courts. The article takes the example of the ruling of the federal appeals court in the District of Columbia against Adnan Farhan Abdul Latif, a Yemeni citizen accused by the [...]