Judge Emmet G. Sullivan of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia has dismissed claims from a military commissions defendant alleging that he has been denied satisfactory medical care at Guantanamo Bay. The defendant, known as Abdul Hadi al Iraqi, had filed a motion to dismiss the case on multiple grounds, including alleged 8th amendment violations.
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The military commission trying alleged al-Qaeda commander Abd al-Hadi al-Iraqi reconvened on March 6, after a nearly two-month hiatus. This one-day session recapped party conferences since the last session and the defense counsel’s allegations that the government was inhibiting the discovery process.
Military Commissions Chief Prosecutor Brigadier General Mark Martins released the following statement on Saturday on the occasion of last week's military commissions hearings in the case of Abd al Hadi al-Iraqi and this week's hearings in the 9/11 case.
Military Commissions Chief Prosecutor Brig. Gen. Mark Martins released the following statement on Sunday on the occasion of this week's military commissions hearings in the case of Abd al Hadi al-Iraqi.
The military commission to try Abd al Hadi al Iraqi met only once this week. The commission discussed the publicity of the al Darbi deposition, al Hadi’s presence at that deposition, the exclusion of al Hadi from proceedings at which the government or defense shares classified information, and the defense’s ability to apply for resources to obtain expert assistance ex parte. The military judge ruled that the al Darbi deposition would be bifurcated, with direct examination in August and cross-examination at a later date. Here is our summary of the proceedings.
Military Commissions Chief Prosecutor Brigadier General Mark Martins released the following statement on Tuesday on the occasion of military commissions hearings this week in the case of Abd al-Hadi al-Iraqi.
Yesterday, Military Commissions Chief Prosecutor Mark Martins issued the following statement on the pretrial hearings to be conducted in the al-Iraqi case over the course of this week. His statement is also available here.
And we’re back—though not to the 9/11 case or the Al Nashiri case, but instead to the pre-trial hearing of Abd al Hadi al Iraqi. As Nora Ellingsen detailed when Hadi’s case first came before the commission in May, Hadi has been charged with serious violations of the law of war in his alleged role as an al Qaeda commander who oversaw a series of attacks in Afghanistan, Pakistan and elsewhere.
Military Commissions Deputy Chief Prosecutor Robert C. Moscati issued the following statement yesterday prior to this week's military commission pre-trial hearings in the case of Abd al Hadi al Iraqi. Keep an eye on Lawfare for additional coverage of the hearings.
It’s Tuesday morning at Guantanamo, and the military judge calls the military commission session to order. No, this is not the 9/11 case. It’s not even the Al Nashiri case. And no, the military judge isn’t Col. James Pohl.
The judge is Navy Captain J. Kirk Waits and this military commission is the forgotten stepchild of the military commission system: Abd al Hadi Al Iraqi’s trial.