Tag: Guantanamo

U.S. Citizens can be Indefinitely Detained U.S. Government Asserts

For over 17 years, Moath al-Alwi has been held at Guantánamo Bay without charge. A Yemeni citizen, al-Alwi is one of Guantánamo’s “forever prisoners,” those whom the U.S. government has not charged with a...

Sept. 11 Trial Documents so Secret the Judge Can’t See Them

GUANTANAMO BAY NAVY BASE, Cuba — In a bizarre new episode in the Sept. 11 trial, defense lawyers wrote a legal brief based on documents from the prosecution that are so far so secret...

Judge let US secretly destroy CIA ‘black site’ evidence

GUANTANAMO BAY NAVY BASE, Cuba -- Defense lawyers for the alleged 9/11 plotters said for the first time Sunday that the government destroyed a secret CIA prison with secret permission of the trial judge,...

Photos of alleged 9/11 ’20th hijacker’ can stay classified: court

Originally published by Reuters by Jonathan Stempel on 9/2/14 (Reuters) - A federal appeals court on Tuesday said photos of a Saudi national imprisoned at Guantanamo Bay who U.S. officials have said intended to be...

9/11 pre-trial hearings begin for Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four others

by Karen McVeigh, UK Guardian RawStory.com Five Guantánamo prisoners accused of plotting the September 11 attacks were back before a military tribunal on Monday for pre-trial hearings after months of delay. Khalid Sheikh Mohammed – the alleged...

Abu Zubaydah Poses a Real Threat to Al Qaeda

Abu Zubaydah, a man once called al-Qaeda’s “chief of operations” appears to be at the center of an unraveling of the official myth behind al Qaeda. After his capture in early 2002, Zubaydah was...