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Military commission charges confirmed against Afghan Guantanamo Bay detainee

[JURIST] The US Department of Defense said Monday that charges have been referred [press release] against Afghan Guantanamo Bay [JURIST news archive] detainee Mohammed Kamin, who is accused of providing material support to terrorism [sworn charges, PDF; JURIST report]. If convicted, Kamin faces a maximum life sentence.

Kamin is accused of conducting surveillance on US military bases in Afghanistan for al Qaeda and setting explosives along US military routes in the country, among other activities. The charges fall under the Military Commissions Act of 2006 (MCA) [PDF text; JURIST news archive]. Kamin was the fourteenth detainee to be charged under the military commission system. AP has more.

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