The senior Pentagon official in charge of the war court has upheld a judge’s contempt conviction of the Marine general overseeing defense legal teams and also recommended that a secure place be arranged in Guantánamo for attorneys to meet with their clients without fear of being monitored.
Some Guantánamo prisoners have become prolific artists in their decade or more of captivity, at times giving art they created to their lawyers to safeguard or send home to families. Now the U.S. military says it’s U.S. government property, and can no longer leave the island.
An Army combat veteran and his wife who were detained by Navy police for plucking used uniforms out of a base dumpster to fashion them into souvenir flags have left the base in the aftermath of the episode.
A Guantánamo war court judge asked the man accused of planning the USS Cole bombing whether he wanted his long-serving death-penalty lawyer to return. “I cannot force anyone to come here,” he told the judge.
A law professor who specializes in legal ethics lost a bid to quash a war court subpoena and is under orders to testify Friday by video feed from Virginia to a USS Cole case hearing at Camp Justice in Guantánamo.
Trump administration lawyers argued in a court filing unsealed Tuesday that a Pakistani prisoner, whose lawyers claim is being starved at the war-on-terror prison, is actually eating on the down-low and no longer needs forced feeding.
He’s a Pentagon contractor who’s paid to help the prison shield its secrets. She’s a cancer survivor who’s been sewing souvenirs for soldiers and sailors from cast-off combat uniforms. They were detained at Guantanamo, apparently because she plucked old uniforms from a dumpster.
The long-serving war court defense attorney who quit the USS Cole case over a secret ethics conflict has obtained a federal order preventing federal marshals from snatching him in the United States and forcing him to appear at the Guantánamo war court by teleconference.
A military judge sentenced Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who walked off his Army base in Afghanistan in 2009 and was held captive by the Taliban for five years, to be dishonorably discharged from the Army. But he got no prison time for desertion or endangering troops.
The senior Pentagon official overseeing Guantánamo’s war court released Brig. Gen. John Baker from his trailer park quarters pending review of a military judge’s summary finding of contempt, sentence of 21 days confinement and $1,000 fine.