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Slate’s GTMO Memoir and the Murky Story of Mohamedou Ould Slahi

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Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at 11:56 PM

Slate magazine has a big scoop this week; it has published excerpts from a lengthy, 466-page memoir by Guantanamo detainee Mohamedou Ould Slahi, released by Slahi’s lawyers. In the Slate package, Slahi describes the brutal interrogation he endured at Guantanamo—which was one of the two most extreme interrogations conducted there–and he does so vividly, sometimes nauseatingly. Slahi . . .
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The Merits of DOJ’s Supplemental Brief in Al Bahlul

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Thursday, January 10, 2013 at 9:06 AM

Yesterday, we posted the government’s supplemental brief in the Al Bahlul military commission appeal in the D.C. Circuit, the headline of which was the government’s concession that Judge Kavanaugh’s opinion for the Court of Appeals in Hamdan II requires reversal of Bahlul’s conviction, as well. Without question, though, the far more interesting part of the brief is the . . .
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A Question for Human Rights Watch

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Friday, March 2, 2012 at 6:29 AM

In today’s Washington Post, Peter Finn has an excellent story on the comparative leniency of sentencing in military commissions to date compared with sentencing in federal court. In it, he reports the following comment from Human Rights Watch: Human rights activists said the length of sentences has no bearing on their objections to military commissions. . . .
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Justice Department Memo on Al Aulaqi and Abdulmutallab

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Saturday, February 11, 2012 at 12:11 AM

Very interesting Washington Post article on this sentencing memorandum filed by the Justice Department in the Abdulmutallab case. As Peter Finn of the Post describes it, The memo, released Friday ahead of the sentencing next week of Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the so-called “underwear bomber,” offers the most detailed evidence to date of Anwar al-Awlaki’s operational role in . . .
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Non-Afghans at Parwan to be Repatriated

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Tuesday, January 24, 2012 at 7:00 AM

This story in today’s Washington Post won’t get the attention it would garner if it dealt with Guantanamo, but put it in the category of Very Important if True. According to Post reporters Peter Finn and Julie Tate, The Obama administration is considering the repatriation of most, if not all, of the non-Afghan detainees held at . . .
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The Anticipated Executive Order on Detention Review and the Inevitable Criticism from Both the Left and the Right

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Tuesday, December 21, 2010 at 10:54 PM

Ben beat me to the punch in noting the stories by Dafna Linzer (ProPublica) and Peter Finn and Anne Kornblut (Washington Post) to the effect that the White House will soon announce an executive order creating a new annual review system for military detainees held at GTMO.  I’ll comment further once the order is a . . .
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