Military Commissions Chief Prosecutor Brigadier General Mark Martins released the following statement on Sunday on the occasion of military commissions hearings this week in the case of Abd al-Hadi al-Iraqi.
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It’s Monday, and pretrial proceedings resume in the case of alleged al-Qaeda commander Abd al Hadi al Iraqi, aka Nashwan al-Tamir.
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.
On Tuesday, the case of U.S. v. Abd al Hadi al-Iraqi was called back to session but, this time, not with the usual players. Colonel Peter S. Rubin of the USMC replaced Captain Waits as the military judge presiding over the commission. Because of this shake-up, which was not explained during the course of the hearing, Colonel Rubin opened the floor for voir dire. The trial counsel had no immediate questions for the judge, but the defense counsel, led by Brent Rushforth, spent the first morning session questioning the judge.
Yesterday, Military Commissions Chief Prosecutor Mark Martins provided the following statement on pretrial hearings this week in the Abd al-Hadi al-Iraqi case. The 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.
Military Commissions Chief Prosecutor Mark Martins 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.
Military judge J. Kirk Waits begins Monday's session in the military commission case against Hadi with some housekeeping matters: the detailing of a new member of the defense team, Lt. Col. Thomas Jasper, and the release of an outgoing member, Lt. Col. Chris Callen.
The commission explains that it will not release Callen until his orders expire at the end of September to allow the defense to utilize him for the filing of ex parte and sealed listings of motions that the parties intend to bring in the case.