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Judge Halts 9/11 Case as Defense Charges Unlawful Influence

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 04.27.2015 | Home
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 Hearing For Alleged 9/11 Mastermind Canceled After Release Of Torture Report

Reuters | Posted 02.14.2015 | Politics

(Adds quotes, details, byline) By Tom Ramstack WASHINGTON, Dec 15 (Reuters) - The U.S. military on Monday canceled a pr...

Ryan J. Reilly

Eric Holder: Terror Conviction Shows NYC Could Have Handled 9/11 Trial | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 03.26.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The conviction of Osama bin Laden's son-in-law on terrorism charges in federal court Wednesday has Attorney General Eric Holder feeling ...

Ryan J. Reilly

Gitmo Prosecutors Want Probe Into KSM 'Propaganda' Leak To HuffPost | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 03.19.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Government prosecutors have asked a military judge to investigate how The Huffington Post obtained 36-page manifesto written by alleged ...

Myriam Francois-Cerrah

Mastermind Of The Sept. 11 Attacks Wants To Convert His Captors | Myriam Francois-Cerrah | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The mastermind of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks now says that the use of violence to spread Islam is forbidden by the Quran, a m...

Lawyers Say Gitmo Computer Problems Make Defending 9/11 Accused Impossible

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 10.23.2013 | Home
Daphne Eviatar

Files have been lost, computer searches monitored and e-mails "disappeared into the ether" at Guantanamo Bay since January, say lawyers for the five co-defendants in the 9/11 case.

9/11 Defense Lawyers Claim Judge's Order Conflicts With Convention Against Torture

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 10.19.2013 | Home
Daphne Eviatar

Lawyers for defendants in the 9/11 case claim they cannot accept a military judge's order preventing their clients from speaking about their treatment in U.S. custody because it would violate their clients' rights under the United Nations Convention Against Torture.

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...

Ryan J. Reilly

Obama's Guantanamo Is Never Going To Close, So Everyone Might As Well Get Comfortable | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 02.21.2013 | Politics

GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba -- In late January, shortly after President Barack Obama began his second term, Navy Cmdr. Walter Ruiz stood inside an...

Defense Lawyers Want Access to Secret Gitmo Prison Camp

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 03.31.2013 | Home
Daphne Eviatar

Should defense lawyers in the September 11 terrorism case be allowed to visit the secret camp where their clients are imprisoned at Guantanamo Bay? And if so, how much access to the prison is enough?

Secrecy Continues to Dominate 9/11 Hearings

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 03.30.2013 | Home
Daphne Eviatar

It was another chaotic day at the Guantanamo military commissions. When Khalid Sheikh Mohammed's lawyer started talking this afternoon about his request for information pertaining to his client's case, someone -- it's not clear who -- hit the censor button.

Let's Be Honest About Broken Promises on Gitmo

Amy J. Sennett | Posted 10.16.2012 | Politics
Amy J. Sennett

Whatever your feelings about Obama's failure to navigate the political backlash from his efforts to close Guantánamo, the illegitimacy of these continued detentions undermines America's national security in the same way that it did during the campaign four years ago.

9/11 Hearing Cancelled But Secrecy Issues Remain (UPDATE)

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 10.22.2012 | Home
Daphne Eviatar

If the defendants' statements about their own treatment at the hands of U.S. agents is classified, will the public ever be allowed to know what the U.S. government did to those suspected of aiding terrorism in the aftermath of the September 11 attacks?

Rupert's Grip on Output Getting 'Wobbly'?

David Tereshchuk | Posted 07.16.2012 | Media
David Tereshchuk

The New York Post, Murdoch's tabloid flagship among his American properties -- and so far untainted by the mire swamping its London counterparts -- this week got a scoop.

KSM Referred To Military Crimes Tribunal At Guantanamo Bay

Reuters | Posted 06.04.2012 | Home

WASHINGTON, April 4 (Reuters) - Accused Sept. 11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four suspected co-conspirators were referred on Wednesday to ...

Obama Caves to Fear -- and to Politics -- in KSM Trial Reversal

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 06.04.2011 | Politics
Daphne Eviatar

There was something pathetic about watching Eric Holder announce that the administration will bring Khalid Sheikh Mohammed to trial at Guantanamo Bay on the same day that Obama announced the start of his re-election campaign.

The Sad Defeat of Our Constitution

Kristen Breitweiser | Posted 06.04.2011 | Politics
Kristen Breitweiser

To me, as a lawyer and a 9/11 widow, DOJ's announcement today that it will resort to military commissions acknowledges the sad defeat of our U.S. Constitution. How truly tragic in my eyes.

Wittes, Goldsmith, and KSM: "Absurd," "Cynical"

William Fisher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William Fisher

The American people deserve to know what happened on 9/11 and who was behind it. The families deserve an opportunity to see justice served.

Sam Stein

White House On KSM Trial: We're Weeks Away From Choosing Venue | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The White House said on Friday afternoon that a decision on where try Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and other 9/11 conspirators is still weeks away -- but di...

Obama To Help Pick Location Of KSM Trial

The Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Obama is planning to insert himself into the debate about where to try the accused mastermind of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, three administ...

Trying 9/11 Suspects in New York? Nah, This City Couldn't Handle It

Kate Wies | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Kate Wies

Maybe the doubters are right. Maybe we should forget about our lauded grit and resilience and leave the prosecution of the men who attacked our city to the military.

Sam Stein

Mukasey Slams Holder DoJ: 'Amateur Hour', Weak | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Former Attorney General Michael Mukasey slammed his successor on Tuesday morning, declaring it "amateur hour" at the Justice Department and labeling c...

Senators Move To Block Civilian Trial For KSM

Politico | KASIE HUNT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Obama administration is bailing on the trial of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed in New York City, but a bipartisan group of senators is trying to make sure...

GOP Throws 'Soft On Terror' Charge Back At Democrats

Politico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A series of recent controversies -- capped by Friday's decision to pull a key 9/11 trial out of Manhattan -- is prompting Republicans to turn up the p...

Khalid Sheik Mohammed: An Immodest Proposal

Jayne Lyn Stahl | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jayne Lyn Stahl

An Obama administration insider told the Washington Post that "New York is out" for the trial of Khalid Sheik Mohammed, the so-called mastermind of t...