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Guantanamo Trials

Guantanamo September 11 Detainee Suggests Becoming His Own Lawyer

Brian Dooley | Posted 10.20.2016 | Politics
Brian Dooley

Dominating the Guantanamo war court today was yesterday's suggestion by Walid Bin Attash that he represent himself. He's accused of organizing an Al-Qaeda camp in Afghanistan where two of the September 11, 2001 hijackers trained, and is being charged with murder.

CIA Interrogations Report Could Add To Gitmo Trials' Legal Complications

Posted 06.23.2014 | Politics

By BEN FOX and STEPHEN BRAUN, The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Senate's forthcoming report on the CIA's use of harsh interrogation techn...

Ryan J. Reilly

FBI's Probe Of Guantanamo Defense Team Stalls 9/11 Trial | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 04.16.2014 | Politics

FORT MEADE, Md. -- The FBI's alleged attempt to investigate members of the legal defense teams continued to derail the trial of five accused Sept. 11 ...

Emily Swanson

Poll Reveals What Americans Want For Gitmo Detainees | Emily Swanson | Posted 05.14.2013 | Politics

Most Americans are in favor of giving trials to the detainees at Guantanamo Bay Naval Base, Cuba, according to a new HuffPost/YouGov poll. But the res...

Ryan J. Reilly

Military Finally Declassifies Motion On Gitmo Detainees' Thoughts | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 04.24.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. military has finally declassified a year-old legal motion by lawyers for Guantanamo detainees that sought to declassify their c...

WATCH: This Shady Gitmo Trial Is Really Not Okay

Posted 04.30.2013 | Comedy

On Wednesday's "Colbert Report," Stephen discussed a trial that hasn't been getting a lot of media attention: That of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the 9/11...

Defense Attorneys Claim Gitmo Detainees Had Legal Documents Seized

Reuters | Posted 04.16.2013 | Politics

* Documents vanished while defendants were in court * Their cells were ransacked, defense lawyers say * Defendants are c...

Ryan J. Reilly

Guantanamo's Secret Censor Remains A Mystery | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 01.29.2013 | Politics

GUANTANAMO NAVY BASE, Cuba -- Judge Col. James Pohl insisted he was the only person who could close the military commission courtroom here a day after...

Lawyers Debate Dropping Terrorism Cases

The New York Times | Posted 03.10.2013 | Politics

The Obama administration legal team is divided over whether to drop two terrorism cases originally prosecuted in a military commission at Guantánamo ...

The Absurdity of the National Security State

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 08.27.2011 | Home
Daphne Eviatar

As lawmakers fall all over each other to prove who's toughest on terrorism, critics from across the political spectrum are finally starting to decry the absurd results.

Is the White House's Gitmo Policy Unraveling or Coming Together?

ProPublica | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The news today that the Obama administration has decided to go forward with new military at Guantanamo will test its commitment to a two-track policy and Obama's first promise as president: to close the prison at Guantanamo Bay.

Now Showing in the Theatre of Public Apology

Kyle G. Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Kyle G. Brown

After years of whining about torture, mistreatment and mock justice in Guantanamo Bay, Omar Khadr finally understood: he simply had to apologize.

Terrorists, Senators and Trials

Christopher Brauchli | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christopher Brauchli

Flying in the face of conventional wisdom and airborne by his own elocution, Senator Graham states that "civilian trials create confusion," an astonishing assertion given their 89% conviction rate of suspected terrorists.

House Republicans Looking To Defund Terror Trials

Marc Ambinder | Jeff Muskus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Pardon the interruption for a moment, but there's a big bill in the House today that could tie the hands of the Justice Department and the White House...

9/11 Trials Create Nasty Legal Spat Among Defense Lawyers

Newsweek | Michael Isikoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A nasty spat has broken out among defense lawyers over an issue that is likely to be front and center in the upcoming 9/11 trial in New York: who actu...

Guant�namo Prisoners To Be Tried in U.S., Congressional Agreement Allows | DAVID JOHNSTON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Congressional leaders have decided to allow detainees imprisoned at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to be brought to the United States to face civ...

Closing GITMO: Is This the Department of Justice's Detention Model?

William Fisher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William Fisher

The government is already imprisoning, in the U.S., American citizens awaiting trial on terror-related charges, under what their supporters describe as draconian conditions.

Gitmo Prosecutor Quits Over "Ethical Qualms"

Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics


John McCain, Legal Historian

Shayana Kadidal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Shayana Kadidal

As McCain claims, judges are indeed "unaccountable" to voters. That is precisely why they are well-situated to serve to hold the executive branch accountable for its abuses and incompetence.

Letter from Gitmo -- Camp "Injustice"

Anthony D. Romero and Hina Shamsi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Anthony D. Romero and Hina Shamsi

The hearings in Guantánamo were not in any way conducted like an American court of law, with the words torture so abundantly used and with lawyers denied the ability to assist their clients.

9/11 Victims Deserve Better than Guantanamo

Stacy Sullivan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stacy Sullivan

No matter how hard Bush tries to sell these arraignments as a great day for justice, it can't spin the Guantanamo courtroom spectacle into a fair judicial process worthy of the victims of September 11, 2001.

Lawyer: Gitmo Trials Pegged To '08 Campaign

McClatchy | Carol Rosenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Navy lawyer for Osama bin Laden's driver has accused senior Pentagon officials of orchestrating war crimes prosecutions of detainees held at Guant...