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Jessica Schulberg

U.S. Government Starting To Allow CIA Torture Victims To Discuss Their Own Memories | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 09.08.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- For years, Guantanamo Bay prisoners’ memories of their time in CIA custody have been considered classified state secrets. Abu Zubaydah...

Guantanamo Military Commissions Stall Again: Time to Move On

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 06.06.2015 | World
Daphne Eviatar

It's time for the U.S. government to put an end to this fiasco. The legitimacy of such important terrorism cases as the September 11 attacks is not something to be disregarded, nor is the impact on the victims' families, who have yet to see justice done. All the military commission cases could be reliably tried in the seasoned and successful U.S. federal court system.

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.

Guantanamo Detainee Presses U.S. For Secret Records

AP | DAVID DISHNEAU | Posted 10.04.2014 | Politics

FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — A newly appointed military judge refused on Monday to step down from the case of the Guantanamo Bay detainee accused of orche...

Too Much Secrecy in Gitmo Trials

Jeremy Carp | Posted 08.11.2014 | Politics
Jeremy Carp

Though improved in some respects, the revived commissions are still characterized by a startling level of secrecy. In an effort to conceal details of defendants' torture while in CIA custody, the government has designed the commissions to prevent defense teams from obtaining or publicly discussing information about the torture program.

Guantanamo Detainee Seeks Release Of Classified Senate Interrogation Report

AP | DAVID DISHNEAU | Posted 07.28.2014 | Politics

FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — A Guantanamo detainee accused of orchestrating the 2000 bombing of the USS Cole asked a military judge Wednesday to order the...

Judge Orders Release Of Information On CIA Prisons

AP | DEB RIECHMANN | Posted 06.22.2014 | Politics

FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — Prosecutors must turn over never-revealed details about the time a Guantanamo Bay detainee spent in secret CIA prisons after ...

Torture's Lasting Effects

Curt Goering | Posted 08.16.2013 | Politics
Curt Goering

In order to ensure the United States does not repeat the mistakes of the past, a full and public accounting of how U.S. government policies and practices failed to conform to our legal and moral obligations is required.

Gitmo Diary: Now On Trial, Spiral Notebooks

ProPublica | Posted 08.14.2013 | Politics

On October 12, 2000, a skiff pulled up alongside the U.S.S. Cole, docked in Aden, Yemen, and blew up. Nearly 13 years on, prosecutors and defense lawyers are still in pre-trial hearings, arguing over spiral notebooks, whether a dead man can testify, and dozens of other legal questions.

Gitmo Diary: Visiting the U.S.'s Most Infamous Courtroom

ProPublica | Posted 08.13.2013 | Politics

Compliant detainees, we're told, are not shackled. The wires of computers and microphones run through the furniture so that, our guide says, they cannot be used as a weapon.

Does the Accused USS Cole Bomber Have a Right to Hear Evidence of his Own Torture?

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 08.12.2013 | World
Daphne Eviatar

Does an accused man have the right to hear classified evidence he already knows, when it's directly relevant to whether he'll be put to death? Not in a U.S. military commission, according to the government.

Alleged Cole Bombing Mastermind Scheduled to Appear in Court -- 13 Years Later

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 08.10.2013 | World
Daphne Eviatar

The alleged mastermind of that attack, a 48-year-old Saudi Arabian named Abd al Rahim al Nashiri, still has not been brought to justice. Yet the U.S. government has held him in custody for over a decade.

Andrea Stone

Lippold Book Seeks to Put 'Forgotten' USS Cole Bombing Back On 'Front Burner' | Andrea Stone | Posted 04.11.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Eleven months before the 9/11 attacks, suicide bombers sent by Osama bin Laden blew a huge hole in a U.S. Navy destroyer that had stoppe...

Gitmo Commander Seeks Access To All Attorney-Client Communications

AP | BEN FOX and ADAM GOLDMAN | Posted 02.26.2012 | Crime

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The new commander of the Guantanamo Bay prison wants a team of government and law enforcement officials to be allowed to...

Lawyers For U.S.S. Cole Attack Suspect Ask To Unshackle Prisoner

AP | Posted 02.21.2012 | World

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Guantanamo Bay prisoner accused of orchestrating the attacks on the USS Cole should be permitted to be unshackled wh...

Al-Nashiri Military Commission Case Presents Moral and Legal Dilemmas

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Daphne Eviatar

The Obama administration will mark the 10-year anniversary of the prison camp at Guantanamo Bay with the trial of a man locked up for a decade without trial and accused of "war crimes" committed long before the United States was even at war.

Saudi Accused Of War Crimes Begins Gitmo Trial

AP | BEN FOX | Posted 01.09.2012 | World

GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba — A Saudi considered among the most senior figures in al-Qaida emerged Wednesday from nine years of secret confi...

Alleged USS Cole Bomber To Face Judge At Guantanamo

AP | BEN FOX | Posted 01.09.2012 | World

GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba — A Saudi charged in the attacks on the USS Cole and a French oil tanker will face a judge after nearly a decade...

Probe Into Destruction Of CIA Interrogation Tapes Is Winding Down

Washington Post | Carrie Johnson and Julie Tate | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

An investigation into the destruction of CIA videotapes that depicted harsh interrogations of terrorism suspects appears to be nearing a close, ending...

Khalid Sheik Mohammed: "I Gave A Lot Of False Information" To Make Torture Stop

Mark Nickolas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Nickolas

The Bush torture memos pale in comparison to the leaked report issued by the Red Cross following two rounds of private interviews with the 14 "high value detainees" held at Guantanamo Bay.

AL-NASHIRI: Obama Likely To Order Charges Dropped Against Terrorist Suspect

AP | LARA JAKES | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon's senior judge overseeing terror trials at Guantanamo Bay dropped charges Thursday against an al-Qaida suspect in the ...

Guantanamo: Judge Denies Obama Request To Suspend Hearings | Peter Finn | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A military judge has refused the Obama administration's request to delay proceeding for 120 days in the case of a detainee held at the U.S. naval pris...

USS Cole Bombing Charges Filed Against Saudi Arabian, Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri

AP | PAULINE JELINEK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon said Monday it is charging a Saudi Arabian with "organizing and directing" the 2000 bombing of the USS Cole _ and will...

9/11 Commission Chair: "No Question" CIA Tried "To Impede Our Investigation"

Think Progress | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In its attempts to uncover all materials related to the 9/11 attacks, the 9/11 Commission specifically requested material about the interrogations of ...