Colombia on Monday became the first nation in Latin America to declare that the “epidemic” stage of the much-feared Zika virus was over, even as a few hundred new cases emerge each week. More than half a million people have Zika in the region.
A war crimes prosecutor on Tuesday asked the judge to put 2,976 death certificates of the people killed on 9/11 directly into the pretrial record, a request defense lawyers charged triggered a constitutional tripwire.
Prosecutors have presented the Sept. 11 judge with about half the evidence they think defense lawyers should get on the CIA’s ‘black sites’ — and the judge has considered ‘virtually all’ of it inadequate, requiring fixes.
The inter-agency parole board announced Monday that it approved the transfer of Guantánamo’s last Russian prisoner, a one-time Red Army ballet dancer whose lawyers are trying to help him resettle in England.
Defense lawyers for the alleged 9/11 plotters said for the first time Sunday that the government destroyed a secret CIA prison with secret permission of the trial judge, and they learned of it only after the fact.
Kansas’ attorney general is suing the Department of Defense to produce records related to President Barack Obama’s proposal to move detainees from Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, to the Army prison at Fort Leavenworth.
A civilian worker at the base is confirmed to have contracted the virus off the island. She is the first known case of someone infected with Zika at this remote outpost. She was under medical supervision but apparently not quarantined.
Walid Bin Attash was brought to court then ejected by the judge, never resolving a question of self-representation. The judge then ruled he could decide whether to disqualify himself over a claim of destruction of evidence.
Alexei Leyva Céspedes, one of the 24 Cuban rafters who sought refuge on the American Shoal lighthouse on May 20 and were taken to the U.S. Navy base in Guantánamo, has returned to his hometown of Puerto Padre.
War court prosecutors argued for the first time Wednesday that one of the 9/11 defendants could fire his death-penalty defender and the judge could go forward with the capital case with only a military attorney representing him.