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20 Oct 2010
by Ann Riley

[JURIST] A judge for the US District Court for the District of Columbia [official website] on Tuesday denied [order, PDF] the habeas corpus petition of Afghan Guantanamo Bay [JURIST news archive] detainee Obaidullah [DOD materials]. While Obaidullah has denied the charges against him, Judge Richard Leon noted that he has … [read more]

Legal News
21 Jan 2010
by Matt Glenn

[JURIST] Federal courts provide an effective venue for prosecuting terror suspects, securing convictions in 89 percent of cases since 2001, according to a report [text, PDF; report highlights, PDF] released Wednesday by New York University's Center on Law and Security [official website]. The report found that in recent years, the … [read more]

Legal News
15 Jan 2010
by Dwyer Arce

[JURIST] The Obama administration is considering bringing charges in a Washington, DC, federal court against Guantanamo Bay [JURIST news archive] detainee Riduan Isamuddin [BBC profile], the suspected planner of the 2002 Bali nightclub bombing [BBC backgrounder], the Associated Press reported [text] Friday. According to the AP, administration officials have begun … [read more]

Legal News
7 Jan 2010
by Steve Dotterer

[JURIST] The US Department of Justice (DOJ) [official website] has decided on a military prosecution for Afghan Guantanamo Bay [JURIST news archive] detainee Obaidullah [DOD materials], according to court filings Wednesday. Obaidullah was initially charged [JURIST report] by the military in 2008 with hiding and storing anti-tank mines to be … [read more]

Legal News
12 Sep 2008
by Joe Shaulis

[JURIST] US military prosecutors have brought war crimes charges [charge sheet, PDF] against a detainee at Guantanamo Bay [JURIST news archives] who they allege stored and concealed anti-tank mines in Afghanistan [JURIST news archive]. The detainee, named Obaidullah, was charged Wednesday with conspiracy and providing material support for terrorism [text, … [read more]

Legal News
16 Jan 2006
by Lauren Becker

[JURIST] A Bangladesh court Monday sentenced a member of the outlawed Islamist militant group Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen [Wikipedia backgrounder] to 15 years in prison for involvement in a wave of bomb attacks across the country on August 17 last year that killed 2 and wounded 100. The group wants to turn Bangladesh … [read more]

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