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Former Guantanamo detainee Khadr to appeal terrorism conviction
A former Canadian Guantanamo prisoner is planning to appeal his US terrorism conviction, his lawyer said Sunday. Omar Khadr [BBC profile; JURIST news archive], who spent 10 years in Guantanamo, is currently imprisoned in a maximum security prison i (More)
DC Circuit to reconsider overturned conviction of al Qaeda media director
The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit agreed Tuesday to an en banc review of its January decision vacating the conspiracy conviction of Ali Hamza Ahmad Suliman Al Bahlul [HRW profile; JURIST news archive], the media secretar (More)
US appeals court vacates conviction of al Qaeda media director
The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on Friday vacated the conspiracy conviction of Ali Hamza Ahmad Suliman Al Bahlul [HRW profile; JURIST news archive], the media secretary of Osama bin Laden . The DC Circuit ruled [Miami H (More)
DOJ asks DC Circuit to reverse terrorism conviction of al Qaeda media director
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 [HRW profile; JURIST news archive], the media secretary of Osama bin Laden , be (More)
Federal appeals court vacates Hamdan conviction
The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on Tuesday vacated the conviction of Salim Ahmed Hamdan [DOD materials; JURIST news archive], Osama bin Laden's former driver. Hamdan was convicted of conspiracy and material support for (More)
Federal appeals court considers dismissing war crimes conviction challenge
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 (More)
Military court upholds war crimes conviction of Hamdan
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 [DOD materials; JURIST news archive]. The panel, which decided to he (More)
Hamdan appeal to be heard by full US military commissions review court
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 [Miami Herald report] given to attorn (More)
Government's position on incompetency issue in bin al-Shibh case may justify pre-trial court intervention
Tim Lynch [Director, Project on Criminal Justice, CATO Institute]: "Lawyers for Ramzi bin al-Shibh are doing what they are supposed to do - representing their client with zealous advocacy. The lawyers are advancing three basic claims. The firs (More)
Coming to America? Obama's Limited Options for Holding Guantanamo Detainees
JURIST Guest Columnist Andrew J. Puglia Levy, an attorney in Washington D.C. who served in the US Department of Homeland Security from 2006-2009, most recently as deputy general counsel, says the risks of bringing some Guantanamo detainees to the Uni (More)
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