August 31, 2014
by Zachariah Rivenbark
08/20/2014: Ex-Guantanamo detainee appealed conviction 07/03/2014: Guantanamo Bay detainees filed motion for religious prayer 06/10/2014: Federal appeals court dismissed Guantanamo detainee lawsuit 06/02/2014: Pentagon approved war crimes trial for al Qaeda leader 05/31/2014: Final known ...[read more]
August 31, 2014
by Neil Devlin
Six hundred and twenty-one detainees have been transferred from Guantanamo Bay since 2002. NPR and The New York Times have identified at least a dozen of the 621 whom have resumed terrorist activities. Of that dozen, two became leaders of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula. The news outlets ...[read more]
July 14, 2014
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on Monday overturned two out of three convictions of Ali Hamza Ahmad Suliman Al Bahlul, the media secretary of Osama Bin Laden. The court vacated Bahlul's convictions for providing material support for terrorism and solicitation of ...[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]
June 24, 2014
by Taylor Gillan
The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit on Monday released a previously secret government memo outlining the Obama administration's legal basis for the 2011 drone strike against US citizen Anwar al-Awlaki in Yemen. According to the memo, al-Awlaki played an important role in al Qaeda in the ...[read more]
June 4, 2014
by Addison Morris
The US Department of Defense (DOD) on Monday approved the war crimes trial of Abd al-Hadi al-Iraqi, a former leader of al Qaeda's army between 2002 and 2004. The former CIA captive has been held at Guantanamo Bay since 2007. The official charge sheet alleges, among other things, that al-Hadi was ...[read more]
April 22, 2014
by Taylor Gillan
A Saudi Arabian court on Monday sentenced three people to death for their roles in attacks on expatriate resident compounds in Riyadh in May 2003, bringing the total death sentences to eight. Another 77 people have been sentenced to prison terms ranging from two to 35 years by the court, which was ...[read more]
March 26, 2014
by Daniel Mullen
Sulaiman Abu Ghaith, the son-in-law of Osama bin Laden, was found guilty on Wednesday of both conspiring to kill Americans and providing terrorists with material support, following a jury trial in the US District Court for the Southern District of New York. Abu Ghaith, who was convicted for his ...[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]
March 3, 2014
by Daniel Mullen
Sulaiman Abu Ghaith, the son-in-law of Osama Bin-Laden, went on trial Monday in New York for his role in the 9/11 attacks. Judge Lewis Kaplan of the US District Court for the Southern District of New York instructed Abu Ghaith to face prospective jurors, in order to determine whether any of the ...[read more]

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