Ruling that the actions of the Convening Authority and his staff amounted to an attempt to exert “unlawful command influence,” the judge ordered Monday that the Pentagon replace the retired general and four lawyers on his staff.
A military judge has lifted his restraining order and is once again allowing female prison guards to touch a war-crimes suspect while moving him between Guantánamo’s most clandestine prison and legal appointments.
The Pentagon withdrew an order that would have made the war court judges drop their other duties and move to Guantánamo, the judge in the USS Cole case heard arguments about unlawful influence, and the judge in the 9/11 case rescinded his order abating the proceedings.
A USS Cole case defense attorney read aloud from just disclosed emails Tuesday in a ongoing bid to portray a recent order to war court judges to live permanently at Guantánamo as unlawful meddling meant to rush justice in the death-penalty case.
The son of a man killed on 9/11 never hesitated, never once thought about the circumstances — he was a first responder to the man defending the alleged mastermind of the attack that killed nearly 3,000 people, many of them first responders.
The military judge presiding in the USS Cole case said a retired Marine general who now oversees the war court needs to testify about the decision to relocate judges to Guantánamo until their trials are over.
Controversy is flaring over the six Guantánamo detainees taken in by Uruguay for resettlement, with even the man who pushed through the plan, President Jose Mujica, seeming to criticize them for lacking a work ethic.
Poland will pay 230,000 euros ($262,000) in compensation to two terror suspects who say they were tortured at a CIA secret prison that Poland hosted from 2002-2003, a government minister said Wednesday.
A Republican-led Senate panel on Thursday narrowly approved legislation that would bar most transfers of terror suspects from the U.S. prison at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, a major roadblock in President Barack Obama’s push to close the detention center.
During legal arguments Thursday in the war court, an attorney for one of the 9/11 defendants cited the Senate’s so-called Torture Report in describing what happened to his client in detention at a CIA black site.
A former Guantánamo detainee who was resettled in Uruguay has appeared in neighboring Argentina, wearing a prison-style orange jumpsuit, to ask the country to grant asylum for detainees still at the U.S. detention facility.
The Sept. 11 trial judge and prosecutors struggled Wednesday to find a way forward out of the startling discovery that a former CIA linguist tasked to translate for an alleged 9/11 plotter earlier worked at a secret CIA prison.
An officer from the U.S. Southern Command has completed an investigation of some female prison camp guards’ sex discrimination complaint against two war court judges, the military said Tuesday, declining to disclose the results.
The top recruiter for the Islamic State group’s affiliate in Afghanistan was killed by a drone strike Monday, local officials said, marking the first such attack on the extremist group in a volatile country where it has a small but growing following.