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]
February 17, 2014
by Addison Morris
Colonel James Pohl recessed the first military commission session of the year on Monday because Saudi prisoner Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri may want to fire his lawyer. Nashiri faces terror charges in connection with the al Qaeda attack on the USS Cole in 2000, which killed 17 American service members. ...[read more]
July 20, 2013
by Zachariah Rivenbark
Allegations of harsh interrogations and torture have been consistent in the decade since Guantanamo Bay began housing prisoners. Former detainees subsequently voiced abuse accusations, including Sami-al-Leithy, Murat Kurnaz, Mohammed El Gharani, Mubarak Hussain bin Abul Hasim and Binyam Mohamed. ...[read more]
June 21, 2013
by Kimberly Bennett
The US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit ruled Thursday that families of 17 sailors killed in the 2000 bombing of the USS Cole may file a second suit to collect $282 million in damages. The court reversed the ruling by the US District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia that the ...[read more]
May 10, 2013
by Arjun Mishra
On May 10, 2012, the Department of Justice (DOJ) filed a discrimination suit in the US District Court for the District of Arizona against the Sheriff's Office of Arizona's Maricopa County and Sheriff Joe Arpaio. The claim alleged that Sheriff Arpaio and his office unlawfully and systematically ...[read more]
February 5, 2013
by Daniel Mullen
Colonel James Pohl, the military judge presiding over the trial of suspected USS Cole bomber Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri, on Monday ordered a mental health examination for the defendant to determine whether he is competent to stand trial. Nashiri is accused of masterminding the suicide bombing of the ...[read more]
February 4, 2013
by Sung Un Kim
A military judge on Monday refused to halt further hearings in the 2000 USS Cole bombing trial. The chief US military judge at Guantanamo Bay Colonel James Pohl held that the defense attorney failed to present any evidence supporting allegations of eavesdropping. Lawyers for Abd al-Rahim al- ...[read more]
January 18, 2013
by Benjamin Minegar
The chief US military judge at Guantanamo Bay on Thursday denied defense motions filed in both the 9/11 military commission trial and the 2000 USS Cole bombing trial. Defense counsel for accused 9/11 conspirators, including Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, filed a motion requesting that the court find ...[read more]
October 23, 2012
by Jerry Votava
Guantanamo Bay detainee Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri on Tuesday boycotted his pretrial hearing at the facility. Al-Nashiri is accused of bombing the USS Cole while it was in port in Yemen in October 2000. Al-Nashiri objected to the use of belly chains while he was brought from his cell to the courtroom ...[read more]
September 13, 2012
by Jaimie Cremeans
A military judge ruled Monday that he lacks authority to allow media to broadcast the trial of accused USS Cole bomber Abd al-Rahim Nashiri. Al-Nashiri's defense lawyers moved in July for the trial to be televised because there is a public interest in viewing the trial and seeing potential issues ...[read more]

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