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Trump Should Watch The Military Commissions Before Continuing Them

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 12.05.2016 | World
Daphne Eviatar

Among the many questions Donald Trump will have to consider when he takes office in January is whether to keep trying to prosecute the five alleged masterminds of the 9/11 terror attacks in the military commissions at Guantanamo Bay.

There Is No Fix For the Military Commissions

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 04.22.2017 | World
Daphne Eviatar

The problem with the Guantanamo military commissions is not the defendants' right to appear at hearings in their own trial. It's that the government keeps meddling in the cases in such cockamamie ways that they have to adjourn for months at a time while the lawyers scramble to figure out how to respond. And that's just the tip of the iceberg.

Judge in 9/11 Case Denies Accused's Request to Fire His Lawyer

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 10.29.2016 | World
Daphne Eviatar

An Army judge at Guantanamo Bay on Thursday refused to allow one of the five defendants charged with orchestrating the 9/11 attacks to dismiss his lead lawyer, ruling the accused hadn't shown the necessary "good cause" to do so.

9/11 Military Commission Stalls Again Over Defense Representation Rights

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 10.19.2016 | World
Daphne Eviatar

It was a typical Monday morning at the Guantanamo military commissions. Within the first 15 minutes, the judge had to adjourn the pre-trial hearing in the case of the five defendants accused of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, this time because one of the defendants had asked a question. And no one knew the answer.

Judge Halts 9/11 Case as Defense Charges Unlawful Influence

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 04.27.2015 | World
Daphne Eviatar

After the chief Guantanamo commission official convinced Deputy Defense Secretary Robert Work to issue an order forcing military judges involved in the commissions to move to Guantanamo until their cases are over, defense attorneys objected. The order puts undue pressure on the judges to get their cases over with so they can get back home, they insisted.

FBI Infiltration Of 9/11 Defense Continues To Delay Guantanamo Trial

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 08.14.2014 | World
Daphne Eviatar

Four months after defense lawyers first told a Guantanamo military commission that they'd learned the FBI was spying on their colleagues, it remains unclear who or what the FBI was investigating. What is clear is that it will continue to delay progress in the case of the five men accused of masterminding the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

Lawyer Weighs In On 'Chilling Experience' Of Alleged FBI Questioning

Posted 04.14.2014 | Politics

GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba (AP) — A lawyer for one of five defendants in the Sept. 11 war crimes tribunal said Monday that FBI agents questione...