Guantánamo detainee case files are still being reviewed on a periodic basis but the government “is still considering whether or not to transfer detainees,” says Air Force Maj. Ben Sakrisson, a Pentagon spokesman.
The war court prosecutor proposes a three-man terror trial over the plotting of a wave of attacks in southeast Asia, including the Bali bombing, meant to mess with the United States after the Sept. 11 attacks.
Some Florida county jails look and smell better than Guantánamo’s notorious Camp 7 prison housing men portrayed by the CIA as America’s most feared terrorists, says a 9/11 defense lawyer who did a site inspection.
A U.S. citizen who has been held in military custody in Iraq for 11 weeks refused to talk to FBI interrogators without a lawyer after he was warned of his Miranda rights to remain silent and have a lawyer present.
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.
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.
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.
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.