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Last Week at the Military Commissions: Medical Complications and Voir Dire in Al-Iraqi

The military commission trying alleged al-Qaeda commander Abd al-Hadi al-Iraqi reconvened on Nov. 6, after Hadi’s poor medical condition impeded the previous session in September. The Nov. 6 session ended after only thirty minutes, due to Hadi suffering back spasms and needing treatment.

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Document: Oral Argument Date Set for Guantanamo Detainee al-Baluchi

Ammar al-Baluchi is one of five Guantanamo detainees accused of planning the 9/11 attacks. In March, his counsel filed a motion for a permanent injunction with respect to unlawful trial by a capital military commission. The government cross-moved to hold al-Baluchi's habeas petition in abeyance until the military commission proceedings were completed. On Wednesday, Judge Friedman scheduled oral arguments on the two motions for Nov. 15 at 10:00 a.m. The hearing will be held in open court.

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Last Week at the Military Commissions: Proceedings Stymied by Defendant’s Medical Condition

The military commission trying alleged al-Qaeda commander Abd al-Hadi al-Iraqi reconvened on Sept. 24 after a break in proceedings since April. A planned session in June was cancelled after Hadi underwent emergency spinal surgery in May, his fifth such operation since September 2017.

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This Week at the Military Commissions: Majid Khan and the “Cluster Covfefe”

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.

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Military Commissions Freeze Appeals in the 9/11 Case

On Wednesday, May 23, the U.S. Court of Military Commission Review (CMCR), the intermediate military appellate court responsible for reviewing military commission proceedings, announced that it currently lacks a quorum to decide contested motions in United States v. Khalid Shaikh Mohammad, et al, commonly known as the “9/11 case.”

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Last Week at the Military Commissions, Jan. 30–Feb. 4: New Proceedings in al-Iraqi (Part 1 of 2)

The military commission trying alleged al-Qaeda commander Abd al-Hadi al-Iraqi reconvened from Jan. 30 to Feb. 6, after a break in proceedings since July due to al-Hadi’s serious medical issues. This is the first of two posts summarizing these proceedings, covering Jan. 30 to Feb. 4.

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Last Week at the Military Commissions: Administrative Matters and Defense Claims of Unjustified Interference

Last week, the military commission in United States v. Khalid Sheikh Mohammed et al.—relating to five individuals suspected of being involved in the 9/11 terrorist attacks—reconvened for pretrial proceedings after a month-long hiatus. The commission met in open session on Dec.

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