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Judge Puts 9/11 Case Back Together Again

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 10.13.2014 | World
Daphne Eviatar

After unexpectedly deciding to split the 9/11 case into two trials last month, a military commission judge reversed himself and decided on Wednesday to put the severed case back together again. At least for now.

Exhibit A of the Guantanamo Failure Resumes This Week

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 10.10.2014 | World
Daphne Eviatar

It remains to be seen how involved the U.S. will get in this latest war in Iraq, and the price tag that will come with it. But the uncertainties of costly new wars makes it even more important that we clean up the mess of the old one.

9/11 Case Stalls for Mental Competency Hearing

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 02.18.2014 | World
Daphne Eviatar

After Ramzi Bin al Shibh four times objected in court this week to the noisiness of his prison cell at night, the judge presiding over the September 11 military commission case on Thursday ordered he undergo a mental competency examination and stalled the case.

9/11 Defendant Ejected From Court (Twice) After Protesting Prison Conditions

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 02.16.2014 | World
Daphne Eviatar

The judge presiding over the 9/11 case at the Guantanamo military hearings had one of the five co-defendants forcibly removed from the courtroom after he objected that he was being deprived of his right to meaningfully participate in his case.

12 Years Later, 9/11 Accused's Protests Not So Surprising

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 11.16.2013 | World
Daphne Eviatar

The ability of the defendants to meet with their defense counsel is extremely limited. It's not so surprising that, when warned that "failure to meet with and cooperate with your defense counsel may negatively affect the presentation of your case," the accused men might object.

Defense Lawyers Want Access to Secret Gitmo Prison Camp

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 03.31.2013 | World
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?

Definitive Questions to be Argued at 9/11 Hearings at Gitmo This Week

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 10.20.2012 | World
Daphne Eviatar

Starting tomorrow, almost 11 years after the terrorist attacks of September 11, the U.S. military commissions at Guantanamo Bay will hear the first se...

Unsealed Indictment Against KSM Reveals Details About 9/11 Attacks

AP | By LARRY NEUMEISTER | Posted 06.04.2011 | Politics

NEW YORK -- The details of the criminal charges against the self-professed mastermind of the Sept. 11 attacks and four other defendants became moot fo...

Turning a Human Being into a Human Being: FOUR LIONS Review and Interview with Chris Morris

Farihah Zaman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Farihah Zaman

As the promotional materials for Four Lions will express to anyone willing to take a gander, the film is seriously funny - and eager to prove it. Crow...

Latest CIA Interrogation Tapes Don't Tell the Whole Story

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daphne Eviatar

Even if the newly released footage of Bin al shibh's interrogation in Morocco shows largely benign interrogations, we shouldn't forget that many of the videotapes that the CIA destroyed in 2005 documented serious abuse.

"Model Prisoner" at Guantanamo, Tortured in the "Dark Prison," Loses Habeas Corpus Petition

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Worthington

Al-Madhwani joins eight other prisoners in a legal netherworld, no longer regarded as "enemy combatants" by the administration, but still detained indefinitely as though they were.

9/11 Trial At Guantanamo Delayed Again: Can We Have Federal Court Trials Now, Please?

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Worthington

Scarcely in its history has the United States entertained such a shabby and shamelessly politicized travesty of justice as the Military Commissions.

Predictable Chaos as Guantanamo Trials Resume

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Worthington

With no visible progress this was another dismal outing for the Commissions, and another warning for the Obama administration that any kind of revival of the wretched trial system will remain fraught with insoluble problems.

Chaos and Lies: Why Obama Was Right To Halt The Guantanamo Trials

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Andy Worthington

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.

Is The 9/11 Trial Confession An Al-Qaeda Propaganda Coup?

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Worthington

I can only wonder if Mohammed have decided that their best hope for advancing al-Qaeda's cause lies in trying to secure a conviction in the tainted Military Commissions before Obama can dismantle them.

Is Khalid Sheikh Mohammed Running the 9/11 Trials?

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Worthington

It could all have been so different. Between September 2002 and April 2003, the five defendants in the forthcoming 9/11 trial at Guantánamo -- Khalid...

Secret "War on Terror" Prison on Diego Garcia Confirmed

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Worthington

This news will be an embarrassment to the US government, which has persistently denied claims that it operated a secret prison on Diego Garcia.

Can It Gitmo Bad Than This?

Gabor Rona | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gabor Rona

In the surreal world of Guantanamo's military commissions, the government spares no expense and effort to control every movement in order to mimic, but avoid true operation of, the rule of law.

Fact Sheet: The 16 Prisoners Charged in Guantanamo's Military Commissions

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Worthington

In April, Ibrahim al-Qosi also boycotted his pre-trial hearing, telling the judge, "I do not recognize the justice or the lawfulness of this court,