A Military Commission Judge sanctioned the government Monday for its misconduct in its prosecution of a Guantanamo Bay detainee.
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Military judge Col. Douglas K. Watkins issued a ruling on June 4 holding that military judges have "legal authority to grant administrative credit as a remedy for illegal pretrial punishment." The ruling came in the case of Majid Khan, a detainee at Guantanamo Bay who pleaded guilty in February 2012 to charges stemming from his helping to finance a 2003 al-Qaeda attack in Indonesia that killed 11 people. Khan was detained by the CIA from 2003-2006 and alleges that he was tortured while in custody. Col.
Quiet since September 2016, the military commission for Majid Shoukat Khan, a low-level al-Qaeda operative who pled guilty to all charges filed against him in 2012 and is cooperating with the government, reconvened for a brief afternoon session on July 17.
This Week at the Military Commissions, Special Majid Khan Edition: “The Whole Enhanced Interrogation Thing”
Yes, we’re back at the military commission, but no, there’s no Abd Al-Rahim Al-Nashiri. There’s no KSM or Ramzi Binalshibh either.