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]
November 3, 2014
by Peter Snyder
The Cabinet of Israel approved a new law Sunday enabling easier conversion to Judaism. Under the new law, the chief rabbi of each Israeli city would be able to form and lead a conversion court governed by rules to be promulgated by the Chief Rabbinate of Israel. Prior to the newly passed ...[read more]
October 6, 2014
by Peter Snyder
A judge for the US District Court for the District of Columbia on Friday ordered the public release of 28 videos showing the forcible removal and forced feeding of Guantanamo Bay detainee Wa'el Dhiab. Dhiab, a Syrian citizen, has been held at Guantanamo since 2002 and has been on a long term ...[read more]
May 4, 2014
by Jaimie Cremeans
Chief Prosecutor Brig. Gen. Mark S. Martins of the war crimes court at Guantanamo Bay filed a motion, which was made public on Monday, asking the court to reconsider an order from last month that released classified information to defense attorneys regarding the arrest, detention and ...[read more]
April 14, 2014
by Cynthia Miley
US Army Major General Jeffery S. Buchanan on Monday upheld Private Chelsea Manning's conviction and prison sentence for turning over classified information to WikiLeaks. Manning is currently serving her 35-year prison sentence in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, and she could be released as early as ...[read more]
April 13, 2014
by Elizabeth LaForgia
Afghanistan's Independent Election Complaints Commission (IECC) said on Sunday that there have been more more incidents of serious fraud reported in the April presidential election than the previous election in 2009, when more than a million suspect votes were thrown out. The April 5 vote has ...[read more]
February 19, 2014
by Benjamin Minegar
A UK court on Wednesday rejected a challenge lodged by Brazilian journalist David Miranda, who was detained and questioned by UK authorities in an airport for possessing classified documents leaked by former US National Security Agency (NSA) contractor Edward Snowden. Miranda, a partner of The ...[read more]
February 3, 2014
by Addison Morris
The US Department of Defense (DOD) on Friday asked the federal courts to dismiss a case brought by the Miami Herald demanding to know how much money the government spent to build a prison facility at Guantanamo. The news service requested this figure under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), ...[read more]
January 5, 2014
by Amy Mathieu
The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled on Friday that the executive branch may continue to withhold a Department of Justice (DOJ) memo that established the legal basis for telephone companies to give customers' calling records to the government without a subpoena or ...[read more]
December 30, 2013
by Laura Klein Mullen
Egyptian authorities on Sunday detained four journalists working for the Al Jazeera English news channel. The journalists have been accused of broadcasting illegally, spreading false information and information aimed at inciting the public, and meeting with members of the Muslim Brotherhood, an ...[read more]

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