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Legal News
30 Aug 2012
by Brandon Gatto

[JURIST] The US Department of Defense announced Wednesday that the Chief Prosecutor for Military Commissions [official websites] has filed terrorism charges [press release] against a Saudi Guantanamo Bay [JURIST backgrounder] prisoner accused of plotting with al Qaeda to blow up oil tankers near Yemen. The detainee, Ahmed al Darbi, has … [read more]


Academic Commentary
17 Jul 2012

JURIST Guest Columnist Kevin Govern of the Ave Maria School of Law says that the recent confrontation between a US warship and a foreign vessel in the Strait of Hormuz is the most recent in a history of incidents where time-tested tactics have shaped the economic and political security of … [read more]


Academic Commentary
24 May 2012

JURIST Guest Columnist Daniel Joyner of the University of Alabama School of Law says that the International Atomic Energy Agency and the West are over-estimating the positive results of their sanctions program against Iran and its nuclear program ...There is a good bit of "crowing" going on at the moment … [read more]


Legal News
24 Sep 2009
by Jaclyn Belczyk

[JURIST] A US military judge on Wednesday granted a government request to further postpone hearings for Saudi Guantanamo Bay [JURIST news archive] detainee Ahmed Mohammed Ahmed Haza al Darbi [DOD materials]. Chief judge for military commissions Colonel James Pohl set a January 11, 2010 date [Miami Herald report] for a … [read more]


Legal News
20 May 2009
by Christian Ehret

[JURIST] A US military judge on Tuesday granted a government motion to postpone hearings [ruling, PDF] for Saudi Guantanamo Bay [JURIST news archive] detainee Ahmed Mohammed Ahmed Haza al-Darbi [DOD materials]. Chief judge for military commissions Colonel James Pohl granted the government's motion for a continuance until September 24, 2009, … [read more]


Legal News
11 May 2009
by Devin Montgomery

[JURIST] Military judge Colonel James Pohl has rejected a motion to delay a military commission [JURIST news archive] hearing for Saudi Guantanamo Bay detainee Ahmed Mohammed Ahmed Haza al-Darbi [DOD materials], according to a Sunday report [text] by the Miami Herald. The hearing, scheduled for May 27, would be the … [read more]


Professional Commentary
16 Apr 2008

Frank Kendall [volunteer consultant, Human Rights First]: "Last week I traveled to Guantánamo Navy Base as a monitor for Human Rights First. I observed pretrial hearings in the cases of Ibrahim Ahmed Mahmoud al Qosi, Ahmed Mohammed Ahmed Haza al Darbi, and Omar Ahmed Khadr. The ostensible goal of the … [read more]


Legal News
9 Apr 2008
by Alexis Unkovic

[JURIST] A Saudi Arabian Guantanamo Bay detainee said during a pre-trial hearing Wednesday that he plans to boycott his upcoming military commission trial and does not wish to attend or have legal representation. Ahmed Mohammed Ahmed Haza al-Darbi [DOD materials] described the proceedings as a "sham" and argued that the … [read more]


Legal News
2 Mar 2008
by Eric Firkel

[JURIST] The US Department of Defense has said that two charges have been referred [press release] against Saudi Guantanamo Bay detainee Ahmed Mohammed Ahmed Haza al-Darbi for his alleged connections to al Qaeda. Al-Darbi [DOD materials] is the brother-in-law of Khalid al Mihdhar, one of the Sept. 11 hijackers who … [read more]


Legal News
22 Dec 2007
by Patrick Porter

[JURIST] The US Department of Defense said Friday that newly charged Saudi Guantanamo Bay detainee Ahmed Mohammed Ahmed Haza al Darbi is the brother-in-law of Khalid al Mihdhar [press release], one of the 9/11 hijackers. Mihdhar was on American Airlines Flight 77 [Wikipedia backgrounder], the plane that hit the Pentagon. … [read more]


Legal News
21 Dec 2007
by Patrick Porter

[JURIST] Military prosecutors at Guantanamo Bay filed charges [PDF text] Thursday against Saudi detainee Ahmed Mohammed Ahmed Haza al Darbi was for his alleged role in a plan to bomb a ship off the coast of Yemen or in the Strait of Hormuz. Al Darbi is charged with with conspiracy … [read more]


Academic Commentary
16 Mar 2007

JURIST Guest Columnist Anthony D'Amato of Northwestern University School of Law says the sweeping Guantanamo "confessions" of al Qaeda leader Khalid Shaikh Mohammed rival the scope of those made in the Stalinist purge trials of the 1930s, and should equally prompt us to question the legal process in which they … [read more]

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