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Rights group seeks release of Guantanamo interrogation videos
The Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) filed a lawsuit on Monday seeking the release of videotapes of the interrogation of an inmate held at the Guantanamo Bay prison . The CCR filed the lawsuit in the US District Court for the Southern Distri (More)
US defense secretary appoints top military commissions authority
US Defense Secretary Robert Gates on Thursday appointed retired Navy Vice Adm. Bruce MacDonald as the convening authority for military commissions . Considered an expert in military law, MacDonald's experience as a former Navy judge advocate (More)
Military tribunal finds CIA techniques irrelevant to detainee competency hearing
A military tribunal has ruled that lawyers for accused 9/11 co-conspirator Ramzi bin al-Shibh will not be made aware of what interrogation techniques were used on him by the CIA prior to his transfer to Guantanamo Bay , according to a Monday report (More)
Military commissions overseer orders charges dropped in last Guantanamo trial
Convening authority of military commissions Susan Crawford [official profile, PDF; JURIST news archive] announced Thursday that the Pentagon has formally dropped charges against suspected USS Cole bomber Abd al-Rahimal al-Nashiri [DOD materials; JU (More)
Torture and Timing: Explaining the Crawford Concession
JURIST Special Guest Columnist Shayana Kadidal, senior managing attorney of the Guantanamo project at the Center for Constitutional Rights, says that the timing of military commissions convening authority Susan Crawford's admission in the last da (More)
Guantanamo military commission hearings for alleged 9/11 conspirators proceed
Pre-trial hearings for five men detained at Guantanamo Bay as 9/11 conspirators proceeded on Monday despite the Pentagon's chief prosecutor's earlier request that they be delayed. Army Colonel Stephen Henley , the presiding judge, question (More)
Military judge rejects prosecution bid to delay hearing for alleged 9/11 conspirators
A military judge Friday rejected a motion by the Pentagon's chief prosecutor at Guantanamo Bay to delay the military commission [DOD materials; JURIST news archive] hearing of the five detainees being held as 9/11 conspirators , set for Monday (More)
No Room Left for Doubt: New Revelations About Guantanamo
JURIST Guest Columnist Marc Falkoff of Northern Illinois University College of Law says that recent release orders, statements by some military lawyers and judges, and the military's own admission of detention mistakes all confirm that the only w (More)
Military commissions overseer says torture tactics used in Guantanamo interrogation
The convening authority of military commissions Susan Crawford [official profile, PDF; JURIST news archive] has said that torture tactics were used in the interrogation of Mohammed al-Qahtani , a suspect held at Guantanamo Bay under allegations of (More)
Case against Guantanamo detainee for US embassy bombings now non-capital
The US Department of Defense Friday announced the referral of nine terrorism-related charges against Guantanamo Bay detainee Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani , who is accused of involvement in the 1998 US embassy bombings in Kenya and Tanzania . Ghailani, wh (More)