March 2, 2012
by Dwyer Arce
JURIST Special Guest Columnist Andrea Prasow of Human Rights Watch says that one of the reasons Majid Khan was not tried in civilian court and was offered a plea deal by Guantanamo prosecutors was to prevent him from testifying on his mistreatment while in CIA custody... When Majid Khan entered ...[read more]
February 29, 2012
by Saheli Chakrabarty
Majid Khan, a Guantanamo Bay prisoner who is linked with al Qaeda, pleaded guilty on Wednesday to five terror charges including conspiracy, attempted murder and murder. Per his plea bargain, Khan must testify against fellow "high value" prisoners who are alleged to have been involved in the 9/11 ...[read more]
February 23, 2012
by Brandon Gatto
A Guantanamo Bay detainee reached a plea agreement with military prosecutors on Wednesday that included an agreement to testify against other detainees. Under the agreement, detainee Majid Khan, a 31-year-old former Baltimore-area resident, will be required to testify at the trials of other ...[read more]
December 12, 2007
by Leslie Schulman
The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia granted a motion Tuesday compelling the US government to preserve all evidence of torture against Majid Khan, the first high-value Guantanamo Bay detainee to be allowed to meet privately with attorneys. Khan, a 27-year-old Pakistani d... ...[read more]
December 9, 2007
by Deirdre Jurand
A lawyer for the first high-value Guantanamo Bay detainee to be allowed to meet privately with attorneys told AP Saturday that his client had been subjected to state-sanctioned torture in secret overseas CIA prisons. J. Wells Dixon has filed a federal court motion seeking an... ...[read more]
April 17, 2007
by Natalie Hrubos
The father of a Guantanamo Bay detainee accused CIA officials of torturing his son- Pakistani terror suspect Majid Khan- after arresting him in Pakistan in March 2003, according to an affidavit released Monday. Khan was one of 14 high value prisoners previously held at a CIA secret pri... ...[read more]
November 17, 2006
by Alexis Unkovic
US District Judge Reggie B. Walton ruled Friday in support of a bid by the US Department of Justice to bar terrorism suspect Majid Khan from access to a civilian lawyer unless and until the US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit resolves the issue of military detainee rights. The government had ...[read more]
November 13, 2006
by JURIST Staff
JURIST Guest Columnist James Friedman of the University of Maine School of Law says that the veil of secrecy with which the United States has shrouded the detention and interrogation of terrorism suspects makes the rule of law impossible to determine and thus to maintain. ... For over three years ...[read more]
November 7, 2006
by Andrew Wood
Gitanjali Gutierrez: In March 2003, Majid Khan, his brother, his sister-in-law, and his year-old niece were arrested by Pakistani intelligence. It was more than three years before Majid was heard from again. For much of that time, he was held incommunicado by the CIA, and subject to the Bush... ...[read more]
November 4, 2006
by Ned Mulcahy
The US Department of Justice is attempting to block lawyers' access to Majid Khan, one of 14 high value prisoners previously held at a CIA secret prison but recently transferred to the US military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The Washington Post reported Saturday that DOJ lawyer... ...[read more]

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