November 18, 2014
by Alison Sacriponte
A US military lawyer for a Guantanamo Bay detainee argued Monday that the detainee, who is described as an al Qaeda commander, may be classified as a soldier according to international war rules and thus exempt from prosecution. The lawyer asked a judge to dismiss the charges against Abd al Hadi ...[read more]
January 10, 2013
by Brandon Gatto
The US Department of Justice (DOJ) on Thursday asked the US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit to reverse the terrorism conviction of Ali Hamza Ahmad Suliman Al Bahlul, the media secretary of Osama bin Laden, because the court is bound by its decision last October to dismiss the case against bin... ...[read more]
October 23, 2012
by Caleb Pittman
JURIST Guest Columnist David Frakt of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law says that the recent reversal of Salim Hamdan's conviction presents an opportunity to rethink the wisdom of using military commissions to try individuals accused of acts of terrorism...On October 16, 2012, the US ...[read more]
October 16, 2012
by Daniel Mullen
The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on Tuesday vacated the conviction of Salim Ahmed Hamdan, Osama bin Laden's former driver. Hamdan was convicted of conspiracy and material support for terrorism under the Military Commissions Act of 2006. At issue in the case was whether... ...[read more]
September 3, 2012
by Garrett Eisenhour
On September 3, 2010, the US Court of Military Commission Review announced that it would hear the appeal of Salim Ahmed Hamdan, the former driver of Osama Bin Laden. In August 2008, Hamdan was convicted of providing material support for terrorism and sentenced to 66 months in prison. Hamdan was ...[read more]
June 5, 2012
by Rebecca DiLeonardo
The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit has ordered attorneys in the case of a former Guantanamo Bay detainee to supply briefs explaining whether the issue has become moot. The case revolves around the war crimes conviction of former detainee Salim Ahmed Hamdan. Hamdan has ...[read more]
July 11, 2011
by Clay Flaherty
On July 11, 2006, the US military announced that the Geneva Conventions would apply to all detainees held in US military custody around the world. The move marked a sharp reversal of previous policy statements which had classified many detainees as "enemy combatants" outside the protections of ...[read more]
June 26, 2011
by Ashley Hileman
An appeals panel for the US Court of Military Commission Review on Friday upheld the conviction of former Osama Bin Laden driver and Guantanamo Bay detainee, Salim Ahmed Hamdan. The panel, which decided to hear the appeal in September, ultimately rejected the defense's argument that Hamdan's ...[read more]
September 4, 2010
by Sarah Paulsworth
The US Court of Military Commission Review will hear en banc an appeal by former Osama Bin Laden driver Salim Ahmed Hamdan according to media reports. The decision was revealed late Friday in a one-page order given to attorneys working on Hamdan's case. Hamdan was convicted in August 2008 of ...[read more]
August 19, 2010
by Hillary Stemple
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) on Wednesday filed a lawsuit against a number of federal agencies, including the Department of Justice (DOJ), State Department (DOS), FBI and CIA, seeking information related to the detention of US citizen Naji Hamdan in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in ...[read more]

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