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Bin Laden aide found guilty of US embassy bombings
A former aide of Osama Bin Laden has been found guilty on Thursday of plotting the 1998 al-Qaeda bombings of US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania that killed 224 people. Extradited from the UK to the US in 2012, Saudi national Khalid Al-Fawwaz was co (More)
9/11 case halted by order forcing judges to move to Guantanamo
A military judge on Wednesday halted proceedings in the 9/11 terrorism case due to a new Defense Department rule that forces judges to relocate to Guantanamo Bay. In December military commission judges were directed to move to Guantanamo at the req (More)
Embassy Bomber Faces Justice; What Do These Cases Say About Terrorism Prosecution?
JURIST Guest Columnist Tung Yin of Lewis & Clark Law School in Portland, Oregon discusses recent terrorism trials...On August 7, 1998, al Qaeda terrorists simultaneously attacked the US Embassies in Kenya and Tanzania with massive truck bombs, ki (More)
Senate committee passes bill barring Guantanamo detainee transfers
The Senate Armed Services committee narrowly advanced a bill on Thursday that would prevent most detainee transfers out of Guantanamo until after President Barack Obama leaves office. The White House has vowed to veto the legislation. The bill, sp (More)
US judge sentences Egyptian lawyer to 25 years on terrorism charges
Adel Abdel Bary, a member of al Qaeda and the Egyptian Islamic Jihad (EIJ) was sentenced to 25 years in prison Friday by US District Judge Lewis Kaplan. The Egyptian national pleaded guilty last September to threatening to kill, injure, intimidate, (More)
ACLU settles lawsuit challenging post-9/11 detentions
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) reached a settlement Thursday in a case against the US government challenging the constitutionality of detaining Muslim men as material witnesses without sufficient cause. The case alleged that following t (More)
Five Guantanamo detainees released to Estonia, Oman
The US Department of Defense (DOD) on Wednesday announced the transfer of five Guantanamo detainees. Four of the men went to Oman and one to Estonia , the first time each nation accepted Guantanamo prisoners for resettlement. Their release is the (More)
Unknown Impact of Torture on 9/11 Justice
JURIST Guest Columnist B. Shaw Drake, Georgetown University Law Center, Class of 2015, discusses how the use of torture may be counterproductive to American military efforts...As a Case Management Coordinator at the Bellevue/NYU Program for Survivors (More)
Senators propose legislation to halt release, transfers of Guantanamo inmates
A group of US senators on Tuesday proposed legislation that would place a moratorium on the releases or transfer of prisoners from Guantanamo Bay. Republican Senators Kelly Ayotte, John McCain, Lindsey Graham and Richard Burr touted the new bill (More)
US to release five Guantanamo Bay prisoners to Kazakhstan
On Wednesday the US Department of Defense said five prisoners at Guantanamo Bay will be released to the Kazakhstan government as part of an effort by the Obama Administration to expedite the closing of the facility . An interagency Guantanamo Revi (More)