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First Guantánamo Detainee Tried in Federal Court is Aquitted

By   /  November 17, 2010  /  Unsorted  /  Comments Off on First Guantánamo Detainee Tried in Federal Court is Aquitted

The first former Guantánamo detainee to be tried in federal court, Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani, was convicted of one count of conspiracy to destroy government buildings and property.  He was acquitted of the other 280 charges, all stemming from the 2008 bombings of U.S. Embassies in Tar es Salaam, Tanzania and Nairobi, Kenya, which killed 244 […]

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Bombs Sent from Yemen Raise Question about Guantánamo Detainees

By   /  November 3, 2010  /  Unsorted  /  No Comments

As far back as May 2009, President Obama and the CIA were trying to coordinate with the governments of Yemen and Saudi Arabia to plan the eventual release of Yemeni citizens detained in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba.  At that time, 97 Yemenis, including 26 cleared for release, represented the largest group of the 240 detainees in […]

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Second Detainee Convicted Under Obama Administration

By   /  October 27, 2010  /  Unsorted  /  No Comments

Omar Khadr, the Canadian pick up off the Afghan battlefield in 2002, when he was 15 years old, was convicted Monday as part of a plea deal.  The trial has garnered much international criticism, because of Kadr’s age, information allegedly obtained through inhumane treatment, and because of the nature of the commissions themselves. Khadr plead guilty […]

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Possible Plea Deal for Canadian Detained in Guantánamo Bay

By   /  October 21, 2010  /  Unsorted  /  No Comments

Omar Khadr, a Canadian citizen held in the U.S. detention facility in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, was set to be the second detainee tried under the Obama administration.  Khadr was detained after a firefight near Khost, Afghanistan, and was accused of lobbing a grenade that killed a Special Forces medic, in violation of the laws of […]

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Challenge to the Court of Military Commission Review

By   /  October 6, 2010  /  Unsorted  /  No Comments

Salim Hamdan challenged the eligibility of two of the judges sitting on his Court of Military Commission Review (CMCR) panel.  The CMCR is the appellate court for the Military Commission system, and, under the Regulation for Trial by Military Commission (2007), judges assigned to the CMCR should be “judge advocates who are currently certified and […]

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