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Session 2/17: The “Lawyer Asking for Her Own Dismissal” Edition

Military Judge James Pohl opens the session at 9:35 am. He notes the names of those present, including each of the defendants except for Ramzi Binalshibh. An anonymous US Army major takes the stand to testify that Binalshibh had been advised of his right to attend proceedings and has chosen not to do so.

Case Coverage: 9/11 Case

2/16 Session: The “My Lawyer is My Enemy” Edition

It’s a new year—the final one of the Obama administration—and we’re back at Guantanamo still working, as the Military Commission convened to try five of the 9/11 conspirators resumes pre-trial sessions.

You remember our rogue’s gallery of defendants—Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, Walid bin Attash, Ramzi Binalshibh, Ali Abdul Aziz Ali, and Mustafa al Hawsawi—stand accused of plotting the attacks of September 11th, which killed nearly 3,000 people.

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12/10 Session: Morning Session: The Current Commander Testifies on the Role of Female Guards

Judge Pohl opens the session this morning, recalling an unnamed U.S. Army Captain as a witness for the defense. She testifies that Mr. Hawsawi—the only defendant not present in the courtroom—has freely chosen not to attend the day’s commission hearings. Judge Pohl finds that Hawsawi voluntarily waived his presence at the hearing, and the substantive proceedings begin.

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Case Coverage: 9/11 Case

Yesterday at Guantanamo, 10/21 Session: Hearing Canceled as Translators “Can’t Do Two Things at One Time”

Camp Justice was quiet yesterday. Based on the need for translators to complete a last-minute assignment, Judge Pohl cancelled a pre-trial hearing scheduled for Wednesday in the military commission trial of five Guantanamo Bay detainees accused of orchestrating the September 11th attacks.


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