In one of his first acts as president, Obama ordered prosecutors in Guantanamo's Military Commission trials to ask for a four-month stay on all proceedings.
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The Military Commissions to try Guantanamo detainees have rarely grabbed the media attention that a novel, flagship program to try "terror suspects" should have attracted.
Yesterday, the second trial by Military Commission at Guantánamo -- the second US "war crimes" trial since WWII -- opened not with a bang, and not even with a whimper, but with complete silence.
Today, Omar Khadr, the sole Canadian citizen in Guantánamo, marks his 22nd birthday in isolation. Seized in Afghanistan when he was just 15 years old...
Lost in the coverage of Hamdan's trial, which dominated media reports about Guantanamo was the fact that a twenty-third prisoner had been put forward for trial by Military Commission on July 28.
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