For the first time since February, proceedings in military commissions case United States v. Mohammad et al resumed this morning at Guantanamo Bay. As outlined on the military judge's 40-item docketing order, the pre-trial session is scheduled to run from October 19th to October 30th, and is set to cover whether female body guards can escort detaineess to and from court and legal meetings, how a former CIA translator became Bin al Shibh's personal in-court translator, and whether or not Khalid Sheik Mohammed can use the U.S. postal service to mail a letter to President Barack Obama.
Early events from Camp Justice this morning suggest an active session, after Walid Bin Attash asked Judge James Pohl whether or not he had the right to represent himself. We will be covering each day's proceedings based on transcripts the following day.
The Chief Prosecutor, General Mark Martins, earlier released a statement on the proceedings. It can be found below.