Articles tagged with the keyword: ‘military commissions’

Gitmo “Team Leader” In Slahi Torture Sued For Framing Innocent Chicago Man For Murder

Gitmo “Team Leader” In Slahi Torture Sued For Framing Innocent Chicago Man For Murder

Two worlds of governmental crime. Both involve the imprisonment of innocent men. The article that follows links the torture booths at Guantanamo to the interrogation rooms run by crooked Chicago cops. It is the story of a part of America as it really is. For those caught up in it, it is a living nightmare. […]

How The Senate’s CIA Torture Report Could Derail Guantanamo’s Military Commissions

How The Senate’s CIA Torture Report Could Derail Guantanamo’s Military Commissions

Al Jazeera America reports that the possible release of the Senate Intelligence Committee’s report on the CIA’s detention and interrogation program could throw the military commissions at Guantanamo into chaos: The possible declassification and release of a Senate report into the CIA’s detention and interrogation program — begun in the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attacks — […]

Former CIA Captive’s Top Secret Diaries Sheds New Light on 9/11, Afghanistan Invasion

Former CIA Captive’s Top Secret Diaries Sheds New Light on 9/11, Afghanistan Invasion

A new exclusive investigative story by Jason Leopold, who obtained the long sought after personal diaries of Abu Zubaydah, the first high-value detainee captured after 9/11 subjected to a brutal torture regimen by US government interrogators. The six volumes of diaries shed light on Zubaydah’s evolution from computer engineering student to student of jihad in […]

A Week Of Secret Information And Technical Difficulties At Guantanamo Military Commissions Concludes

A Week Of Secret Information And Technical Difficulties At Guantanamo Military Commissions Concludes

This week’s pre-trial proceedings in United States v. Mohammed, et al. resumed on Thursday for the fourth day of hearings and the third day with all of the accused present. Ordinarily, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and the four co-defendants, accused of planning the 9/11 attacks, only make cursory appearances on Mondays as required by Presiding Judge […]

Guantanamo Military Commissions: The Inexperience Of The Convening Authority

Guantanamo Military Commissions: The Inexperience Of The Convening Authority

The hearings for United States v. Mohammed, et al. resumed on Tuesday with the second day of examination of the defenses’ witness, Vice Admiral Bruce MacDonald, the former Convening Authority of the Guantanamo Military Commissions. Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four other Guantanamo Bay detainees are charged with the planning and coordination of the 9/11 attacks. […]

At Guantanamo War Court, A Question About Classified Information

At Guantanamo War Court, A Question About Classified Information

Pre-Trial hearing for Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri, Day 2 At 0845, two guards, each with a hand on one of Nashiri’s shoulders, escorted the prisoner to his seat.  At 0904, Judge James P. Pohl took the bench. Classified information and Al Nashiri Major Allison Daniels, a thirty-ish woman,  argued this motion on Nashiri’s behalf, which dealt […]

Dispatch From Guantanamo: Can Spiral Notebooks Be Used As A Weapon?

Dispatch From Guantanamo: Can Spiral Notebooks Be Used As A Weapon?

The large courtroom has six, four-seat defense tables in a column, to the left of the courtroom, facing the front. The seat on the farthest left has a ring bolt beneath it, with a chain (concealed from the panel), for use if necessary. A column of five, three-seat desks sits on the right, with a box for the panel (“jury” not being the correct term) to its right. The bench, of course, is located at the front. Seats line the walls, looking outward from the walls. Say 24 on the left, and maybe 8 on the right to the front of the panel box. Military men sit in those chairs, all or most having earpieces, to provide security. They wear no visible sidearms, but our tour guide from the day before would not say whether they are armed. They rotate out every 15 minutes or so, to stay alert.

A Secret Plan By Obama to Shut Guantanamo?

A Secret Plan By Obama to Shut Guantanamo?

Some Guantanamo observers are telling investigative reporter Jason Leopold that the ethical breaches that have surfaced in the military tribunals over the past three months  may actually be intentional: Nearly a dozen years after terrorists guided commercial jets into the Pentagon and the World Trade Center, the prosecution of the alleged masterminds of the 9/11 […]

Kuwait’s Weak Position On Guantanamo Continues: Business as Usual

Kuwait’s Weak Position On Guantanamo Continues: Business as Usual

Based on recent statements made by Kuwait Ambassador Sheikh Salem Abdullah Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, it is clear that the Government of Kuwait is accepting of the US position that they can hold any Kuwaiti for however long and for any reason or for no reason at all. On June 29, 2012, the United States dismissed allegations […]

Chaos At Guantanamo

Chaos At Guantanamo

The eyes of the world were on Guantánamo, as Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four other men accused of planning and facilitating the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 — Ramzi bin al-Shibh, Ali Abd al-Aziz Ali, Mustafa Ahmed al-Hawsawi and Walid bin Attash — appeared in a courtroom for the first time since December 2008. […]

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