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Accused USS Cole Bomber Excluded From His Own Military Commission Hearing Because He Does Not Have Top Secret Clearance

Accused USS Cole Bomber Excluded From His Own Military Commission Hearing Because He Does Not Have Top Secret Clearance

Gunatanamo Bay, Cuba—Last week, press, NGOs and even the defendant, Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri—facing the death penalty in this case as the alleged mastermind of the USS Cole Bombing– were excluded from the hearings before the Military Commission. Regarding the defendant’s absence from the closed hearing, Army Brig. Gen. Mark Martins told reporters that al-Nashiri “does […]

Guantanamo Judge’s Rulings, Comments Favor Prosecution In USS Cole Bombing Case

Guantanamo Judge’s Rulings, Comments Favor Prosecution In USS Cole Bombing Case

Guantanamo Bay, Cuba — In the first of three days of military commissions this week at Guantanamo, Judge James Pohl made quick work of the defendant, accused terrorist Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri’s motions. Al-Nashiri, waterboarded while detained at a CIA black site prison and, according to an investigation conducted by the CIA’s inspector general, interrogated at […]

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