Military Commission Judge Grants One-Year Sentencing Credit in Majid Khan Case
On July 13, Military Commission Judge Col. Douglas K. Watkins granted Majid Khan, a detainee at Guantanamo Bay, one year of credit toward his eventual sentence. Col. Watkins granted the credit to Kahn as a sanction against the government for its discovery abuses in Khan’s suit seeking recusal of retired Adm. Christian Reismeier, who is serving as the convening authority. In response to Khan’s attorneys’s request for documentation concerning Reismeier’s application to serve as convening authority, Judge Watkins found that the government omitted information about Reismeier’s service in three government offices. In February 2012, Khan pleaded guilty to charges stemming from his involvement in a 2003 al-Qaeda attack that left 11 people dead. The CIA detained Khan from 2003-2006, and Khan claims he was tortured in custody.
The order can be found here and below.