February 17, 2014
by Addison Morris
Colonel James Pohl recessed the first military commission session of the year on Monday because Saudi prisoner Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri may want to fire his lawyer. Nashiri faces terror charges in connection with the al Qaeda attack on the USS Cole in 2000, which killed 17 American service members. ...[read more]
December 4, 2013
by Samuel Franklin
Lawyers for two Guantanamo detainees, arguing before the European Court of Human Rights on Tuesday, accused Poland of serving as a secret torture site for the Central Intelligence Agency's (CIA) extraordinary rendition program. The case involves 48-year-old Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri, a Saudi ...[read more]
July 30, 2013
by G. Redd
The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) announced Monday that it will hear a case against Poland for allegedly acquiescing to the torture of extradited prisoners by CIA agents. This case, brought by Abu Zubaydah, is the second case in which a detainee has brought charges against a third party ...[read more]
February 5, 2013
by Daniel Mullen
Colonel James Pohl, the military judge presiding over the trial of suspected USS Cole bomber Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri, on Monday ordered a mental health examination for the defendant to determine whether he is competent to stand trial. Nashiri is accused of masterminding the suicide bombing of the ...[read more]
February 4, 2013
by Sung Un Kim
A military judge on Monday refused to halt further hearings in the 2000 USS Cole bombing trial. The chief US military judge at Guantanamo Bay Colonel James Pohl held that the defense attorney failed to present any evidence supporting allegations of eavesdropping. Lawyers for Abd al-Rahim al- ...[read more]
October 23, 2012
by Jerry Votava
Guantanamo Bay detainee Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri on Tuesday boycotted his pretrial hearing at the facility. Al-Nashiri is accused of bombing the USS Cole while it was in port in Yemen in October 2000. Al-Nashiri objected to the use of belly chains while he was brought from his cell to the courtroom ...[read more]
September 13, 2012
by Jaimie Cremeans
A military judge ruled Monday that he lacks authority to allow media to broadcast the trial of accused USS Cole bomber Abd al-Rahim Nashiri. Al-Nashiri's defense lawyers moved in July for the trial to be televised because there is a public interest in viewing the trial and seeing potential issues ...[read more]
August 7, 2012
by Sung Un Kim
The Open Society Justice Initiative (OSJI) announced Monday that it urged the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) to review allegations that Romania was involved in the torture and other ill-treatment of a Saudi Arabian currently facing a death penalty trial before a US military commission at ...[read more]
July 20, 2012
by Max Slater
Defense lawyers for the alleged mastermind of the USS Cole bombing Abd al-Rahim Nashiri requested on Thursday that Nashiri's trial at Guantanamo be televised. Richard Kammen, an attorney for Nashiri, declared that televising the trial would increase transparency of the tribunals at Guantanamo and ...[read more]
June 9, 2012
by Jamie Davis
Defense lawyers for the alleged architect of the USS Cole bombing, Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri, on Friday requested that the court allow for worldwide broadcast of the Guantanamo trial, instead of limited broadcast in the Pentagon. Lawyers asked the military court judge, Army Col. James L. Pohl, to ...[read more]

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