Defense lawyers said Abu Zubaydah didn’t testify Friday about conditions in Guantánamo’s clandestine Camp 7 because prosecutors would ask him questions about his past, but he would be forbidden to talk about what the CIA did to him.
Defense lawyers said Abu Zubaydah would not be testifying Friday about conditions in Guantánamo’s clandestine Camp 7 after prosecutors handed over material they intended to use in questioning to demonstrate the Palestinian’s hatred of the United States.
A decade after the alleged Sept. 11 plotters were brought to Guantánamo from the CIA dark sites for trial by military commissions, defense lawyers argue the war court is illegitimate. The Pentagon-paid lawyers asked the military judge to either dismiss certain charges or the case entirely.
A judge has ruled that a federal court lawsuit, the latest episode in a long-running defense team feud, presents no problem to progress in this week’s 23rd round of pretrial hearings in the Sept. 11 case at Guantánamo.
This Miami Herald guide, current as of May 20, 2017, breaks down the status of the the last 41 Guantánamo detainees, starting with those who have been entitled to Periodic Review Board hearings. President Barack Obama ordered the hearings in 2011 and it completed its first round on Sept. 8, 2016. They have continued during the administration of President Donald Trump.Further down this chart we show prisoners who are gone, both with and without board review.
The U.S. government alleges that fighters who answered to the Iraqi committed a series of war crimes, including shooting at a U.S. military medevac helicopter, setting roadside charges that killed allied troops, and attacking civilians in Afghanistan and Pakistan.