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Mark Martins

9/11 Defendants Claim Military Commission Translator Assisted CIA Torture

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 04.11.2015 | Politics
Daphne Eviatar

It didn't take long for the Guantanamo military commission in the 9/11 case to stumble again -- this time when two of the accused co-conspirators said they recognized a translator in the courtroom from their time in a CIA black site.

Is 'Terrorism' a War Crime Triable by Military Commission? Who Knows?

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 08.13.2013 | World
Daphne Eviatar

Thirteen years after the USS Cole was bombed, a military commission in Guantanamo Bay is trying to figure out if the act constituted "terrorism" and if "terrorism" is a crime that can be charged in a military commission. We still don't know.

Ryan J. Reilly

Obama's Guantanamo Is Never Going To Close, So Everyone Might As Well Get Comfortable

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Ryan J. Reilly

Guantanamo's Secret Censor Remains A Mystery

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Ryan J. Reilly

Secret Censor Cuts Public Access To Guantanamo 9/11 Case

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 01.28.2013 | Politics

GUANTANAMO BAY NAVY BASE, Cuba --A judge expressed frustration on Monday that an unknown U.S. government entity censored his courtroom audiovisual fee...

"Reformed" Gitmo Military Commissions Don't Live Up to the Hype

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 10.23.2012 | World
Daphne Eviatar

No matter how honorable each of those U.S. servicemembers are, the fact remains: the deck is, or at least appears to be, stacked high against the defendants. And that affects the legitimacy of not only the ultimate outcome of the case, but of every judicial ruling before and during the trial.

Top Prosecutor At Guantanamo Military Commissions To Retire

NPR | DINA TEMPLE-RASTON | Posted 04.02.2012 | Politics

NPR has learned that the top prosecutor at the Guantanamo Bay military commissions has asked to retire from the military after he finishes his assignm...

Chief Military Prosecutor Says Gitmo Trials Will Become More Transparent

AP | By BEN FOX | Posted 12.05.2011 | World

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- The next round of Guantanamo war crime trials will be more transparent and fair to defendants, the new chief prosecutor said ...