September 8, 2014
by Peter Snyder
The US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) used torture methods beyond waterboarding on suspected terrorists, according to a report published by the Telegraph Sunday. The UK-based news outlet spoke to an unnamed "security source" who alleged that the "CIA brought top al-Qaeda suspects close 'to the ...[read more]
July 11, 2014
by Jaclyn Belczyk
US Army Col. James Pohl on Thursday stepped down from the trial of Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri, who faces terror charges in connection with the al Qaeda attack on the USS Cole in 2000, which killed 17 American service members. Pohl, the chief judge at the Guantanamo military court, stepped down in ...[read more]
April 14, 2014
by Daniel Mullen
Army Col. James Pohl, the military judge presiding over the trials of those accused of involvement with the 9/11 terrorist attacks, halted a hearing on Monday following accusations that the FBI was spying on attorneys for one of the accused. Defense attorneys for admitted 9/11 mastermind Khalid ...[read more]
March 17, 2014
by Addison Morris
The admitted mastermind behind the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Khalid Sheikh Mohamed, on Sunday gave a statement in defense of Sulaiman abu Ghaith, claiming that Osama bin Laden's son-in-law had no involvement in al Qaeda's military activities. Mohammed stated that abu Ghaith did not provide support ...[read more]
February 20, 2014
by Taylor Gillan
A US District Judge on Wednesday said that Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, who is being held at a detention facility at Guantanamo Bay can answer written questions from the lawyers preparing to defend Sulaiman Abu Ghaith, Osama bin Laden's son-in-law, at his New York City terrorism trial in March. Judge ...[read more]
December 2, 2013
by Peter Snyder
A US military judge has issued an order allowing for defense attorneys for Khalid Sheikh Mohammed to photograph the scars on the ankles and wrists of their client. The order, unsealed last week by US Army military judge Col. James L. Pohl, will allow the defense "to make a photographic record" to ...[read more]
November 5, 2013
by Elizabeth LaForgia
US Attorney General Eric Holder said at an unrelated press conference on Monday that the slow pace of the trial of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the alleged mastermind behind 9/11, would have been avoided had he been tried before a federal civilian court. The military trial of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed ...[read more]
October 23, 2013
by Max Slater
Lawyers for five Guantanamo Bay inmates implicated in the 9/11 terrorist attacks on Tuesday argued that restrictive rules for classifying evidence violate the Convention Against Torture, a treaty that the US ratified in 1994. The lawyers represent Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four other men accused ...[read more]
August 18, 2013
by Blake Lynch
A Pakistani court in Islamabad on Saturday dismissed charges against a cleric who was arrested for allegedly framing a Christian girl, Rimsha Masih, accused of blasphemy. The district court held that the prosecution had not brought forward sufficient evidence to convict. The cleric, Khalid ...[read more]
July 20, 2013
by Zachariah Rivenbark
D uring his 2008 presidential campaign, President Barack Obama began advocating the closure of the Guantanamo Bay detention facility and holding civilian trials for detainees. Soon after his November 2008 election, reports revealed that Obama's advisers had already begun working on a legal ...[read more]

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